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Meaning of menial

me•ni•al

Pronunciation: (mē'nē-ul, mēn'yul), [key]
— 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.
  1. a domestic servant.
  2. a servile person.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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