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).

drudgery

English

Noun

  • 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.

    Synonyms

    * tedium * moil * See also

    Derived terms

    * drudgerous (rare)

    toll

    English

    (wikipedia toll)

    Etymology 1

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

    Noun

    (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

    References

    Verb

    (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)

    Noun

    (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

    Verb

    (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) .

    Verb

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