Tedious, menial, or unpleasant work. See Synonyms at work.(noun)
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Use "drudgery" in a sentence
"Having enough to live on, he has not been forced to work for bread; he has declined to subject himself to what he calls the drudgery of the profession, by which, I believe, he means the general work of a practising surgeon; and has found other employment."
"For these people, a management role which involves administrative drudgery is both a refuge, and a means for advancing one's career to a higher salary scale."
"How much drudgery is involved in putting a centerpiece on the dining table?"