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Meaning of DUTIFUL

Pronunciation:  'dootiful

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";

DUTIFUL is a 7 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: duteous, obedient



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Du"ti*ful\, a.
1. Performing, or ready to perform, the duties required by
   one who has the right to claim submission, obedience, or
   deference; submissive to natural or legal superiors;
   obedient, as to parents or superiors; as, a dutiful son or
   daughter; a dutiful ward or servant; a dutiful subject.

2. Controlled by, proceeding from, a sense of duty;
   respectful; deferential; as, dutiful affection.

Syn: Duteous; obedient; reverent; reverential; submissive;
     docile; respectful; compliant. -- {Du"ti*ful*ly}, adv.
     -- {Du"ti*ful*ness}, n.

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