Definition of 'menial'
Example sentences containing 'menial'
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Why should we just do menial work when we are capable of much more? The Sun (2012)Your teachers told you that failure would mean a life of misery and menial jobs. The Sun (2014)She has tried for more menial roles without luck. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The government has been criticised for forcing jobseekers to do menial unpaid work as work experience. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This is the real world and menial jobs must still be regarded as employment. The Sun (2011)None of them saw their work as menial but as a stepping stone. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Then there are those who come to do the menial jobs. Times, Sunday Times (2009)After release from prison he was limited to menial jobs. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Most had to accept menial jobs. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)Imagine trying to disarm a bomb while also having to deal with menial chores and talk on the phone at the same time. Times, Sunday Times (2010)People use up all of their energy on family, work and menial chores. Christianity Today (2000)Yet although they did endure minor hardship and took menial jobs, it remained an artificial exercise. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I feel that doing this menial work is killing a bit of my brain. Times, Sunday Times (2009)I don't shrink from menial household chores. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Trends of 'menial'
Used Occasionally. menial is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'menial'
British English: menial ADJECTIVE
Menial work is very boring, and the people who do it have a low status and are usually badly paid.
...low paid menial jobs, such as cleaning and domestic work.
Definition of menial from the Collins English Dictionary
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