- to walk heavily or move laboriously; trudge: to plod under the weight of a burden.
- to proceed in a tediously slow manner: The play just plodded along in the second act.
- to work with constant and monotonous perseverance; drudge.
- to walk heavily over or along.
- the act or a course of plodding.
- a sound of a heavy tread.
Origin of plod
Synonyms for plod
Examples from the Web for ploddingly
Historical Examples of ploddingly
Daniel Doyce, still wiping his forehead, ploddingly repeated.Little Dorrit
For a week after Mariana's departure Algarcife worked on ploddingly.Phases of an Inferior Planet
Ploddingly and perseveringly he zigzags from one point to another.Talks on Talking
The musicians had spent all their fine frenzy by now, and played only one tune, wearily, ploddingly.The Jungle
Grenville himself was ploddingly industrious and not without financial ability.History of the English People, Volume VII (of 8)
John Richard Green
- to make (one's way) or walk along (a path, road, etc) with heavy usually slow steps
- (intr) to work slowly and perseveringly
- the act of plodding
- the sound of slow heavy steps
- British slang a policeman
Word Origin for plod
1560s, of uncertain origin, perhaps imitative of the sound of walking heavily or slowly. Related: Plodded; plodding.