Drudgery vs Toll - What's the difference?

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Drudgery is a synonym of toll.

As nouns the difference between drudgery and toll

is that drudgery is tedious, menial and exhausting work while toll is custom (duty collected at the borders).




  • tedious, menial and exhausting work
  • * 1748 . David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. ยง 34.
  • we are, perhaps, all the while flattering our natural indolence, which, hating the bustle of the world, and drudgery of business seeks a pretence of reason to give itself a full and uncontrolled indulgence.


    * tedium * moil * See also

    Derived terms

    * drudgerous (rare)



    (wikipedia toll)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), (m), from (etyl) (m), (m), . Alternate etymology derives (etyl) (m), from .


    (en noun)
  • Loss or damage incurred through a disaster.
  • A fee paid for some liberty or privilege, particularly for the privilege of passing over a bridge or on a highway, or for that of vending goods in a fair, market, etc.
  • (label) A fee for using any kind of material processing service.
  • (label) A tollbooth.
  • A liberty to buy and sell within the bounds of a manor.
  • A portion of grain taken by a miller as a compensation for grinding.
  • Derived terms
    * death toll * toll road * toll bridge * toll booth * * tollgate



    (en verb)
  • (label) To impose a fee for the use of.
  • (label) To levy a toll on (someone or something).
  • * Shakespeare
  • (label) To take as a toll.
  • To pay a toll or tallage.
  • (Shakespeare)

    Etymology 2

    Probably the same as Etymology 3. Possibly related to or influenced by (toil)


    (en noun)
  • The act or sound of tolling
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (label) To ring (a bell) slowly and repeatedly.
  • * , Episode 12, The Cyclops
  • (label) To summon by ringing a bell.
  • * Dryden
  • (label) To announce by tolling.
  • * Beattie
  • Derived terms

    Etymology 3

    From (etyl) (m), (m), variation of (m), .

    Alternative forms

    * tole, toal


    (en verb)
  • To draw; pull; tug; drag.
  • (label) To tear in pieces.
  • (label) To draw; entice; invite; allure.
  • (label) To lure with bait (especially, fish and animals).
  • Synonyms
    * (to lure animals) , lure

    Etymology 4

    From (etyl) .


    (en verb)
  • To take away; to vacate; to annul.
  • (label) To suspend.