Need another word that means the same as “menial”? Find 13 synonyms and 30 related words for “menial” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Menial” are: humble, lowly, unskilled, low-grade, routine, humdrum, boring, dull, servant, domestic servant, domestic, drudge, maid of all work
Menial as a Noun
Definitions of "Menial" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “menial” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- A domestic servant.
- A person with a menial job.
- A domestic servant.
Synonyms of "Menial" as a noun (5 Words)
|domestic||A person who is paid to help with cleaning and other menial tasks in a person’s home.|
They are often called to sort out a domestic.
|domestic servant||A servant who is paid to perform menial tasks around the household.|
|drudge||A laborer who is obliged to do menial work.|
I felt like a household drudge.
|maid of all work||An unmarried girl (especially a virgin.|
|servant||In a subordinate position.|
A government servant.
Menial as an Adjective
Definitions of "Menial" as an adjective
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “menial” as an adjective can have the following definitions:
- (of work) not requiring much skill and lacking prestige.
- (of a servant) domestic.
- Used of unskilled work (especially domestic work.
Synonyms of "Menial" as an adjective (8 Words)
|boring||Not interesting; tedious.|
A boring evening with uninteresting people.
|dull||Not keenly felt.|
The voice of a teacher talking to a rather dull child.
|humble||Of low social, administrative, or political rank.|
She came from a humble unprivileged background.
|humdrum||Lacking excitement or variety; boringly monotonous.|
Humdrum routine work.
|low-grade||Of inferior quality.|
|lowly||Low or inferior in station or quality.|
A lowly parish priest.
|routine||Found in the ordinary course of events.|
It was a routine day.
|unskilled||Lacking professional skill or expertise.|
Workers in unskilled occupations are finding fewer and fewer job opportunities.
Usage Examples of "Menial" as an adjective
- Menial factory jobs.
Associations of "Menial" (30 Words)
|chore||A tedious but necessary task.|
The farmer s morning chores.
|condescendingly||With condescension; in a patronizing manner.|
He treats his secretary condescendingly.
From a decent family.
|frivolous||(of a person) carefree and superficial.|
Frivolous ribbons and lacy frills.
|humble||Decisively defeat (a sporting opponent previously thought to be superior.|
Of humble or lowly birth.
|humility||A humble feeling.|
He needs the humility to accept that their way may be better.
|inconsequential||Not following logically as a consequence.|
His work seems trivial and inconsequential.
|infinitesimal||(mathematics) a variable that has zero as its limit.|
An infinitesimal pause.
Insignificant yet enchanting phrases.
|insubstantial||Not having physical existence.|
|jack||Used in names of animals that are smaller than similar kinds e g jack snipe.|
Jack up the car so you can change the tire.
|lowly||Used of unskilled work (especially domestic work.|
A lowly parish priest.
|meanness||Aggressive character; viciousness.|
The meanness of that existence.
|mini||Denoting a miniature version of something.|
A mini dress.
|minor||Of an interval characteristic of a minor scale and less by a semitone than the equivalent major interval.|
A minor in American Indian studies.
|moderate||A person who holds moderate views especially in politics.|
Moderate your alcohol intake.
|modest||Free from pomp or affectation.|
A modest salary.
|pettiness||The quality of being unimportant and petty or frivolous.|
These awesome moments lift us above the pettiness of the world.
|petty||Larceny of property having a value less than some amount (the amount varies by locale.|
|picayune||A small coin of little value, especially a 5-cent piece.|
The picayune squabbling of party politicians.
|puerile||Displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity.|
A puerile argument.
|slight||Pay no attention to, disrespect.|
A slight romantic comedy.
|tenuous||Lacking substance or significance.|
A tenuous argument.
|trifling||Unimportant or trivial.|
A trifling matter.
|trivial||Concerned with trivialities.|
Huge fines were imposed for trivial offences.
|unassuming||Not pretentious or arrogant; modest.|
He was an unassuming and kindly man.
|unbelievably||Used to introduce a statement that is hard to believe.|
The show went unbelievably well.
|undersized||Smaller than normal for its kind.|
The undersized cubs may not survive the winter.
|unimportant||Devoid of importance, meaning, or force.|
The question seems unimportant.
|unskilled||Not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency.|
Unskilled manual workers.