Venial vs Menial - What's the difference?

venial | menial |


As adjectives the difference between venial and menial

is that venial is pardonable; able to be forgiven while menial is of or relating to work normally performed by a servant.

As a noun menial is

a servant, especially a domestic servant.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

venial

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Pardonable; able to be forgiven
  • A venial sin.
  • Excusable; trifling
  • His venial youthful indiscretions.

    Antonyms

    * (pardonable) mortal

    Anagrams

    * ----

    menial

    English

    (wikipedia menial)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of or relating to work normally performed by a servant.
  • Of or relating to unskilled work. (rfex)
  • servile; low; mean
  • His sister was a menial girl, but he sought to help her develop a mind of her own.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A servant, especially a domestic servant.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Michael Arlen), title= “Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days, chapter=Ep./4/2
  • , passage=The world was awake to the 2nd of May, but Mayfair is not the world, and even the menials of Mayfair lie long abed.}}
  • A person who has a subservient nature.