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Definitions of dutiful

  1. Dutifulness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. Dutifully. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. willingly obedient out of a sense of duty and respect; "a dutiful child"; "a dutiful citizen"; "Patient Griselda was a chaste and duteous wife"; Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Controlled by, proceeding from, a sense of duty; respectful; deferential; as, dutiful affection. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Respectful; obedient to parents or superiors. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Attentive to duty: respectful: expressive of a sense of duty. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Attentive to duty; obedient; respectful. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. Performing the duties of one's position; submissive; respectful. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Performing the duties or obligations required by law, justice, or propriety; obedient; submissive; expressive of respect or a sense of duty; required by duty. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for dutiful

  1. In this silence you have acted as an honourable lover should towards her; as a dutiful son should act towards his parents. – John Halifax, Gentleman by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  2. He has never intimated even to his best friend that the young man was anything but the best and most dutiful son that ever lived. – Emerson's Wife and Other Western Stories Emerson's Wife -- Colonel Kate's Protégée -- The Kid of Apache Teju -- A Blaze on Pard Huff -- How Colonel Kate Won Her Spurs -- Hollyhocks -- The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of Johnson Sides -- A Piece of Wreckag by Florence Finch Kelly
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