menial

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Adjective[edit]

menial (comparative more menial, superlative most menial)

  1. Of or relating to work normally performed by a servant.
  2. Of or relating to unskilled work.
  3. servile; low; mean
    His sister was a menial girl, but he sought to help her develop a mind of her own.

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Noun[edit]

menial (plural menials)

  1. A servant, especially a domestic servant.
  2. A person who has a subservient nature.

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