dutiful


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Related to dutiful: easily led

du·ti·ful

 (do͞o′tĭ-fəl, dyo͞o′-)
adj.
1. Careful to fulfill obligations.
2. Expressing or filled with a sense of obligation.

du′ti·ful·ly adv.
du′ti·ful·ness n.

dutiful

(ˈdjuːtɪfʊl)
adj
1. exhibiting or having a sense of duty
2. characterized by or resulting from a sense of duty: a dutiful answer.
ˈdutifully adv
ˈdutifulness n

du•ti•ful

(ˈdu tə fəl, ˈdyu-)

adj.
1. performing the duties expected or required of one; respectful; obedient: a dutiful child.
2. proceeding from or expressive of a sense of duty.
[1545–55]
du′ti•ful•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dutiful - willingly obedient out of a sense of duty and respect; "a dutiful child"; "a dutiful citizen"; "Patient Griselda was a chaste and duteous wife";
obedient - dutifully complying with the commands or instructions of those in authority; "an obedient soldier"; "obedient children"; "a little man obedient to his wife"; "the obedient colonies...are heavily taxed; the refractory remain unburdened"- Edmund Burke

dutiful

dutiful

adjective
Marked by courteous submission or respect:
Translations
مُطيع ، مُمْتَثِل للواجِب
poslušnýsvědomitý
pligtopfyldende
kötelességtudó
skyldurækinn
görevine bağlı

dutiful

[ˈdjuːtɪfʊl] ADJ [child] → obediente; [husband] → sumiso; [employee] → cumplido

dutiful

[ˈdjuːtifʊl] adj
[child] → obéissant(e)
[husband, wife] → plein(e) d'égards, prévenant(e)
[employee] → consciencieux/euse

dutiful

adj childgehorsam; husband, employeepflichtbewusst; a dutiful visitein Pflichtbesuch m; your dutiful son (old, form, in letters) → Dein treuer Sohn (old, form); with a dutiful nodmit einem gehorsamen Nicken

dutiful

[ˈdjuːtɪfʊl] adj (child) → rispettoso/a; (husband) → premuroso/a; (employee) → coscienzioso/a

duty

(ˈdjuːti) plural ˈduties noun
1. what one ought morally or legally to do. He acted out of duty; I do my duty as a responsible citizen.
2. an action or task requiring to be done, especially one attached to a job. I had a few duties to perform in connection with my job.
3. (a) tax on goods. You must pay duty when you bring wine into the country.
ˈdutiable adjective
(of goods) on which tax is to be paid.
ˈdutiful adjective
(negative undutiful) careful to do what one should. a dutiful daughter.
ˌduty-ˈfree adjective
free from tax. duty-free wines.
off duty not actually working and not liable to be asked to do so: The doctor's off duty this weekend; () adjective (etc)
She spends her off-duty hours at home.
on duty
carrying out one's duties or liable to be asked to do so during a certain period. I'm on duty again this evening.
References in classic literature ?
Yes, but she wouldn't have been as dutiful, and it would not have come off as easily,' returned the whelp, 'if it hadn't been for me.
Queen Aphrodite, Born of the sea, Beautiful dutiful daughters Are we!
I don't think I ever felt what a good dutiful daughter I had, so strongly as I felt it at that moment.
But yesterday morning you had made up your mind, in a great hurry, to stay here, and to accompany your mother, like a dutiful son, to the sea-side.
It is thus,'' said Prince John, ``that we set the dutiful example of loyalty to the Queen of Love and Beauty, and are ourselves her guide to the throne which she must this day occupy.
A few days after he brought the writings of gift, and the scrivener with them, and I signed them very freely, and delivered them to him with a hundred kisses; for sure nothing ever passed between a mother and a tender, dutiful child with more affection.
The daughter, Maria, was a good girl - dutiful, pious, dull, but so easily startled that to speak to her was quite a perilous enterprise.
Sewall, as we must now call her--did as she was bid, like a dutiful child, without any question of the why and wherefore.
The tomb of Joseph, the dutiful son, the affectionate, forgiving brother, the virtuous man, the wise Prince and ruler.
Robert Strickland has "interpreted" all the facts in his father's life which a dutiful son might find it inconvenient to remember must surely lead him in the fullness of time to the highest dignities of the Church.
But he didn't disdain it; I believe he cared for me, but he was a dutiful son.
Tulliver regarded him with dutiful respect, as he did everything else belonging to the church-service; but he considered that church was one thing and common-sense another, and he wanted nobody to tell