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menial

adjective

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showing, expressing, or offered in a spirit of humility or unseemly submissiveness
  • every command was obeyed in the menial manner of someone who seemed grateful just to be in the presence of a celebrity

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menial

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of menial (Entry 2 of 2)

a person hired to perform household or personal services
  • immigrants to that country faced fierce prejudice and could expect to find work only as menials

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The first known use of menial was in the 14th century

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“Menial.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/menial. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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