from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. In a dull, predictable manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a plodding manner; drudgingly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a plodding manner
Everything that was magical, mysterious and half alluded to, he now ploddingly dramatised, making it seem dull and trainspotterish.
It's ploddingly earnest when it isn't crudely scurrilous — the assassination episode is framed with tacky flashbacks of an unstable Marilyn Monroe, and the Kennedy White House at times seems a combination illegal pharmacy/brothel for the philandering Jack.
The final toll is tragically high but The News from Paraguay only occasionally rises above the ploddingly solid – an earnest if minor work.
So too did the ploddingly centrist BBC, one of whose executives once explained eurosceptics to Rod Liddle, the editor of the Today programme, by saying: Rod, the thing you have to understand is that these people are mad.
Kathy English, the "public editor" of the Toronto Star, really is as ploddingly earnest as she sounded a week ago.
The ploddingly functional "transparent" prose in many contemporary works within the strange fiction genres is perhaps the present-day equivalent.
The comedy is broad as a battleship and the script ploddingly formulaic throughout – if you saw Grosse Point Blank you're likely to feel profoundly disappointed with Cusack for dumbing down his former glories.
A shouty headache of a film, this modern rehash pitches hunky Perseus (Avatar's uncharismatic hero Sam Worthington) against an array of digital beasties which he and his rag-tag band of supporters must fight in order to complete a ploddingly plotted task which steals its riffs from a wide range of myths and movies.
I'm not saying that the screenplay is without its flaws, but the treatment of cancer here, which includes moments of humor throughout, is more humane and generous — and true to life — than a morose, ploddingly earnest enshrinement of suffering.
Forget bounding across the forest, Shalkan moved as ploddingly as if each step was an effort.
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