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Definition of Menial


  1. Belonging to a retinue or train of servants; performing servile office; serving.
  2. Pertaining to servants, esp. domestic servants; servile; low; mean.
  3. A domestic servant or retainer, esp. one of humble rank; one employed in low or servile offices.
  4. A person of a servile character or disposition.

Menial Quotations

There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes.
William J. Brennan, Jr.

Those who produce should have, but we know that those who produce the most - that is, those who work hardest, and at the most difficult and most menial tasks, have the least.
Eugene V. Debs

For my own part, I had rather suffer any inconvenience from having to work occasionally in chambers and kitchen... than witness the subservience in which the menial class is held in Europe.
Harriet Martineau

It is not serving, but servility, that is menial.
Hortense Odlum

I did quite a lot of menial jobs. I was a waiter, an inventory clerk touring round properties listing cups and saucers, and a laserquest marshal.
Richard C. Armitage
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Menial Translations

menial in German is niedrig, knechtisch
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