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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
menial /'mi:njəl/
  • tính từ
    • (thuộc) người ở, (thuộc) đầy tớ
    • khúm núm, quỵ luỵ
    • danh từ
      • người ở, người hầu, đầy tớ
    Concise Dictionary
    +a domestic servant
    +used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)
    Thesaurus Dictionary
    1 lowly, servile, humble, subservient, base, low, mean, slavish, demeaning, degrading, ignoble; routine, unskilled:
    He took a number of menial jobs to pay for his daughter's wedding.
    2 servile, fawning, grovelling, toadying, sycophantic, obsequious, cringing, time-serving, flattering, snivelling, Colloq boot-licking, Taboo Slang brown-nosing:
    His insecurity makes him surround himself with menial hangers-on.
    3 lackey, flunkey, serf, slave, underling, minion, Brit fag, Colloq Brit dogsbody, skivvy, US gofer:
    He works as one of the menials in the hotel kitchen.
    4 toady, sycophant, yes-man, lickspittle, leech, parasite, time-server, Colloq bootlicker, Taboo Slang brown-nose(r):
    The film star was attended by a retinue of menials, all anxious to keep in her favour.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    adjective, noun
    + adjective (usually disapproving) (of work) not skilled or important, and often boring or badly paid: menial jobs / work + menial tasks like cleaning the floor
    + noun (old-fashioned) a person with a menial job

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