English to Afrikaans Meaning :: menial

Menial :
vuil
- vuilmeniallymenials
 

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Noun(1) a domestic servant
Adjective(1) used of unskilled work (especially domestic work

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(1) Owen lowered his gaze as they passed the two guards posted nearby and adopted the attitude of a menial servant busy running an errand.(2) Nor were we happy with how some of the churches educated, when they seemed to train the young primarily for menial pursuits such as domestics.(3) Try to set yourself a menial task - eg, setting the table, cleaning the bath, making the tea - whilst you sing.(4) As a menial , I was never told who these men were, never introduced to them, but I assumed they were the backers who had money at risk.(5) Approach everything menial as something special and it need never be menial again.(6) The lack of confidence and education forced some to work on menial tasks.(7) While she was gone a menial came by to light the ceiling lamps, a touch with a burning taper on the end of a pole and the gas wicks glowed to life.(8) If Saturn lacks dignity it can indicate the lower regions of society: foolish people, down and outs, scavengers, beggars and employees who act as servants or menial staff to others.(9) The nearest university is a six to eight hours drive, so many of the children go on to work in a nearby factory doing menial labour.(10) Cheng said they would often look for menial work in restaurants or labouring work around the city.(11) Many refugees who were professionals in their countries now find themselves performing menial tasks or manual labor.(12) Regardless of whether she enjoyed the menial work of typing or selling or waitressing or clerking, she at least had freedom of movement to a degree.(13) By contrast, women from high-class families had maids to take care of most household chores and other menial work and thus worked far less than men or women in lower socioeconomic groups.(14) Transcribing the information was menial work that did not require her level of expertise to do - it was likely this guy just wanted her to do the work for him, so he would not have to.(15) That means his mission commander can ask him to clean the air filters, unload some equipment, or take care of other menial tasks.(16) In the eleventh century the Norse kings probably had an immediate retinue of about ninety men, excluding menial servants and hangers on.
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(1) menial work ::
vuil werk
Synonyms
Adjective
1. unskilled ::
ongeskoolde
2. lowly ::
nederig
3. humble ::
nederige
4. low-status ::
lae-status
5. inferior ::
minderwaardige
7. routine ::
roetine
8. humdrum ::
sleur
9. boring ::
vervelig
10. dull ::
Dowwe
Noun
11. servant ::
dienaar
12. drudge ::
Drudge
13. minion ::
mignon
14. joe-boy ::
Joe-boy
15. factotum ::
faktotum
16. lackey ::
lakei
17. hired hand ::
huurling
18. wage slave ::
loon slaaf
19. gofer ::
handlanger
20. peon ::
pion
21. grunt ::
swaar
22. scullion ::
kombuis seun
Antonyms
1. master ::
meester
2. mistress ::
minnares
Different Forms
menial, menially, menials
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