Synonyms of 'plodder'
1 slowcoachDictionary, tortoise, dawdler
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If you describe someone as a drudge, you mean they have to work hard at a job which is not very important or interesting.
She felt like a household drudge.
laggard (British , informal)
If you describe a country, company, or product as a laggard, you mean that it is not performing as well as its competitors.
a reputation as a technological laggard in the personal-computer area
Thesaurus for plodder from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you say that someone is a plodder , you have a low opinion of them because they work slowly and steadily but without showing enthusiasm or having new ideas .