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

Examples of duteous in a Sentence

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, 12 May 2017

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Word History


irregular from duty

First Known Use

1592, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of duteous was in 1592

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“Duteous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duteous. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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