du·​te·​ous | \ ˈdü-tē-əs How to pronounce duteous (audio) also ˈdyü- \

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Recent Examples on the Web The administrator in him favors the long view; the duteous building of a team over the course of years. John Altavilla, courant.com, "Sun Open Season At Home Vs. Dream, Hoping For A Turnaround," 12 May 2017

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First Known Use of duteous

1592, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for duteous

irregular from duty

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“Duteous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duteous. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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