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Plodder   Listen

Someone who walks in a laborious heavy-footed manner.  Synonyms: slogger, trudger.
Someone who works slowly and monotonously for long hours.  Synonym: slogger.
Someone who moves slowly.  Synonyms: slowcoach, slowpoke, stick-in-the-mud.

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"Plodder" Quotes from Famous Books

... had merely an ordinary grammar school education, I felt like a child. When discouragement came, I took refuge in the fact that several avenues of usefulness were open to me in army life. I had shown some proficiency in gunnery. For a steady plodder who attends strictly to business there is always promotion. As a flunky, there was the incentive of double pay, the wearing of plain clothes, and some intimate touch with the aristocracy. Many a time one of these avenues seemed the only career open ...
— From the Bottom Up - The Life Story of Alexander Irvine • Alexander Irvine

... they cost. Rich engravings and bindings were often sought rather than edifying matter. Costly daubs were purchased at enormous prices for lack of true artistic taste or relish. In sadly frequent cases the great captain of industry was nothing but a plodder. There was too great rush for wealth. We became nervous. Nervous diseases increased alarmingly. We read, but only market reports. Think, we did not; ...
— History of the United States, Volume 4 • E. Benjamin Andrews

... plodder you are to get those papers ready so soon, and an unmerciful man besides to make me go over them to-night. What will ten or a ...
— Three People • Pansy

... returning in sorrow to atone for his sin and shame. He magnified his wrongdoing to heroic proportions endeavoring to filch some sentimental comfort from the romantic. He it was that needed the sympathy of the world and not his brother John; John was a plodder, a clod, good enough, but incapable of emotion, or the finer feelings. And Eleanor Loring . . . she could have saved him from all this. He had begun well; had written acceptable verse . . . then had come her ...
— Sundown Slim • Henry Hubert Knibbs

... you to notice that he admits it. Sir, this is a conspiracy to conceal the truth. Great Heaven, the world is on the point of being drowned, and yet the pride of officialism is so strong in this plodder—Pludder—and others of his ilk that they'd sooner take the chance of letting the human race be ...
— The Second Deluge • Garrett P. Serviss

Words linked to "Plodder" :   slowpoke, slowcoach, hacker, stick-in-the-mud, drudge, drone, trailer, poke, footer, hack, lagger, laggard, slogger, pedestrian, dawdler, plod, walker

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