dutiful

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

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>

dutifully

play \-f(ə-)lē\ adverb

dutifulness

play \-fəl-nəs\ noun

Examples of dutiful in a sentence

  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


DUTIFUL Defined for English Language Learners

dutiful

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

Definition of dutiful for English Language Learners

  • : doing what is expected of you


DUTIFUL Defined for Kids

dutiful

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

Definition of dutiful for Students

  1. :  doing or showing the willingness to do what is expected or required <a dutiful child>

dutifully

\-fə-lē\ adverb


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