menial


menial

adjective

  1. lowly and sometimes degrading: menial work.
  2. servile; submissive: menial attitudes.
  3. pertaining to or suitable for domestic servants; humble: menial furnishings.

noun

  1. a domestic servant.
  2. a servile person.

adjective

  1. consisting of or occupied with work requiring little skill, esp domestic duties such as cleaning
  2. of, involving, or befitting servants
  3. servile

noun

  1. a domestic servant
  2. a servile person

adj.late 14c., “pertaining to a household,” from Anglo-French meignial, from Old French mesnie “household,” earlier mesnede, from Vulgar Latin *mansionata, from Latin mansionem “dwelling” (see mansion). Sense of “lowly, humble, suited to a servant” is recorded by 1670s. n.“domestic servant,” late 14c., meynyal; see menial (adj.).

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