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dutiful

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adjective du·ti·ful \ˈdü-ti-fəl also ˈdyü-\

Simple Definition of dutiful

  • : doing what is expected of you

Full Definition of dutiful

  1. 1 :  filled with or motivated by a sense of duty <a dutiful child>

  2. 2 :  proceeding from or expressive of a sense of duty <a dutiful effort>

du·ti·ful·ly play \-f(ə-)lē\ adverb
du·ti·ful·ness play \-fəl-nəs\ noun

Examples of dutiful

  1. the dutiful way he took care of his sick mother

  2. <the family showed a dutiful deference to their minister when he came to dinner>



1552

First Known Use of dutiful

1552

Rhymes with dutiful



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