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Meaning of DUTEOUS

Pronunciation:  'dooteeus

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  willingly obedient out of a sense of duty and respect; "a dutiful child"; "a dutiful citizen"; "Patient Griselda was a chaste and duteous wife";

DUTEOUS is a 7 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: dutiful, obedient



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Du"te*ous\, a. [From {Duty}.]
1. Fulfilling duty; dutiful; having the sentiments due to a
   superior, or to one to whom respect or service is owed;
   obedient; as, a duteous son or daughter.

2. Subservient; obsequious.

         Duteous to the vices of thy mistress. --Shak.
   -- {Du"te*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Du"te*ous*ness}, n.

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