involving or doing boring work of low statuslow-paid menial jobs such as cleaning
low-status, , , ,
That was a really low trick.
sorry, , , ,
She is in a sorry state.
He came from a fairly humble, poor background.
southern opportunists of mean origins
a vile and despicable crime
flanked on all sides by fawning minions
abject, , ,
He sounded abject and eager to please.
He expects all the staff to be subservient to him.
his clique of sycophantic friends
He was subservient and servile.
They wanted to spare him the shame of an ignoble birth.
She is positively obsequious to anyone with a title.
a domestic servant
She couldn't lift a spoon without a servant.
He was working as a car-park attendant.
I'm not staying as a paid lackey to act as your yes-man.
He was the son of an emancipated serf.
underlings who do the dirty work
I was treated like a household drudge.
dogsbody (informal), , ,
I turned out to be a general dogsbody.
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in the sense of abject
lacking all self-respectHe sounded abject and eager to please.
in the sense of attendant
a person who assists, guides, or provides a serviceHe was working as a car-park attendant.
menial 的词库—— 柯林斯 英语词库
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