Menial meaning

mēnē-əl, mēnyəl
Of, relating to, or appropriate for a servant.
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Of or relating to unskilled work.
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The definition of menial describes something that doesn't require much skill or thought.

An example of a menial job is cleaning or vacuuming.

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A person who has a servile or low nature.
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Servile; low; mean.
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A domestic servant.
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A servile, low person.
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Of or relating to work normally performed by a servant.
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His sister was a menial girl, but he sought to help her develop a mind of her own.

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A servant, especially a domestic servant.
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A person who has a subservient nature.
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Of or relating to work or a job regarded as servile.
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A servant, especially a domestic servant.
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Of or fit for servants.
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Origin of menial

  • Middle English meinial belonging to a household from Anglo-Norman meignial from meignee household from Vulgar Latin mānsiōnāta from Latin mānsiō mānsiōn- house mansion

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English meinial, from Anglo-Norman meignial, from meignee (“household"), from Vulgar Latin mansionata, from Latin mānsiō, mānsiōn (“house").

    From Wiktionary