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plodding Syllabification: plod·ding
Pronunciation: /ˈplädiNG/

Definition of plodding in English:


1Slow-moving and unexciting: a plodding comedy drama
More example sentences
  • The only highlights of this uneven, plodding documentary are the (far too few) moments when we do see footage from his films.
  • Nevertheless, for a short book it develops an amazing richness of colorful detail, so that there is never a dull moment nor a plodding page.
  • I found it plodding, uninteresting, and, with the substitution of repetition for analysis, rather less informative than might be expected.
1.1(Of a person) thorough and hard-working but lacking in imagination or intelligence.
Example sentences
  • Married to a plodding farmer, who for 15 years didn't have a clue about her secret life, things must have been pretty dull for her.
  • Aunt Leah was a plodding woman of innocent wit and demeanor, more loveable than pathetic, less an adult than an overgrown child.
  • He's a plodding, conventional square, she's a get-ahead, modern girl who doesn't need to cling to conventional wisdom.


Example sentences
  • Most popular written fiction is almost excessively literal, ploddingly so, and requires no more advanced mental capacity than your average comic does, or your sub-average comic.
  • The digging is ploddingly slow, the weather hot.
  • As I said before he's so ploddingly dull and predictable.
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