What is menial?

  • (noun): A domestic servant.
    Synonyms: dogsbody
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on menial:

Productive And Unproductive Labour - A Quote From Adam Smith
... The labour of a menial servant, on the contrary, adds to the value of nothing ... But the maintenance of a menial servant never is restored ... employing a multitude of manufacturers he grows poor by maintaining a multitude of menial servants ...
Satsvarupa Dasa Goswami - Personal Servant of Prabhupada
... In other words, the tasks were those of a menial servant, while Satsvarupa das Goswami was excited about it ... Satsvarupa took the posture of a menial servant with evident relish ... should always consider him- or herself a menial servant of the spiritual master ...

More definitions of "menial":

  • (adj): Used of unskilled work (especially domestic work).
    Synonyms: humble, lowly