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Definition of menial adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

menial

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈmiːniəl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmiːniəl//
 
Describing work
 
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(usually disapproving) (of work) not skilled or important, and often boring or badly paid menial jobs/work menial tasks like cleaning the floor See related entries: Describing work Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘domestic’): from Old French, from mesnee ‘household’.
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