adverb see menial II

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  • menially — See menial. * * * …   Universalium

  • menially — adverb In a menial manner …   Wiktionary

  • menially — mɪːnɪəlɪ adv. subserviently, meekly, submissively; in a demeaning manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • menially — me·nial·ly …   English syllables

  • menially — adverb in a menial manner • Derived from adjective: ↑menial * * * əlē, əli adverb : in a menial manner * * * mēˈnially adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑menial …   Useful english dictionary

  • menial — menially, adv. /mee nee euhl, meen yeuhl/, adj. 1. lowly and sometimes degrading: menial work. 2. servile; submissive: menial attitudes. 3. pertaining to or suitable for domestic servants; humble: menial furnishings. n. 4. a domestic servant. 5.… …   Universalium

  • menial — I. noun Date: 14th century a person doing menial work; specifically a domestic servant or retainer II. adjective Etymology: Middle English meynial, from Anglo French meignal, from mesnee, mayné household, retinue, from Vulgar Latin *mansionata,… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • menial — [ mi:nɪəl] adjective (of work) requiring little skill and lacking prestige. ↘dated (of a servant) domestic. noun a person with a menial job. Derivatives menially adverb Origin ME: from OFr., from mesnee household …   English new terms dictionary

  • menial — 1 adjective menial work is boring, needs no skill, and is not important menially adverb 2 noun (C) someone who does menial work, especially a servant in a house …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • menial — /ˈminiəl / (say meeneeuhl) adjective 1. relating or proper to domestic servants. 2. of lowly status. –noun 3. a domestic servant. 4. a person employed in a lowly position to do work of an unfulfilling nature. {Middle English, from Anglo French,… …   Australian English dictionary

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