undutiful


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un·du·ti·ful

 (ŭn-do͞o′tĭ-fəl, -dyo͞o′-)
adj.
1. Lacking a sense of duty.
2. Unreliable or disobedient.

un·du′ti·ful·ly adv.

undutiful

(ʌnˈdjuːtɪfʊl)
adj
not dutiful; disobedient or disrespectful
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.undutiful - lacking due respect or dutifulnessundutiful - lacking due respect or dutifulness; "impious toward one's parents"; "an undutiful son"
disrespectful - exhibiting lack of respect; rude and discourteous; "remarks disrespectful of the law"; "disrespectful in the presence of his parents"; "disrespectful toward his teacher"
Translations

undutiful

adjpflichtvergessen; childungehorsam
References in classic literature ?
The doctor retired into the kitchen, where, addressing himself to the landlady, he complained bitterly of the undutiful behaviour of his patient, who would not be blooded, though he was in a fever.
I have no pleasure in talking to undutiful children.
and, after raising this fictitious alarm, darting in again with an undutiful grin.
I knew you would say so; though mamma affirmed you would be quite shocked at my undutiful conduct.
It might be that a sluggish bond-servant, or an undutiful child, whom his parents had given over to the civil authority, was to be corrected at the whipping-post.
Wherefore she desired that Dolly would be kissed immediately, on pain of her just displeasure; at the same time giving her to understand that whatever she saw her mother do, she might safely do herself, without being at the trouble of any reasoning or reflection on the subject--which, indeed, was offensive and undutiful, and in direct contravention of the church catechism.
As the son grew a young man, he turned out riotous, extravagant, undutiful - altogether bad.
Sarah Hill, who bequeathed 1 pound annually, to be divided at Easter, between two boys and two girls who "have never been undutiful to their parents; who have never been known to swear or to tell untruths, to steal, or to break windows.
Had there been any scandal in the dead man's family, or had his sons been wild or undutiful, then there might have been a glimmering of reason in this most unusual action; but Eben Hale's domestic happiness had been proverbial in the community, and one would have to travel far and wide to discover a cleaner, saner, wholesomer progeny of sons and daughters.
His father never really forgave him for this undutiful stupidity.
and in all probability it would have stood over for one day at least, had it not been for the prompt, though, at first sight, undutiful behaviour of Sam, who, seizing his father by the skirt of the coat, dragged him to the counter, and pinned him there, until he had affixed his signature to a couple of instruments; which, from Mr.
For myself, I felt so much self-reproach and contrition for my part in what had happened, that nothing would have enabled me to keep back my tears but the fear that Steerforth, who often looked at me, I saw, might think it unfriendly - or, I should rather say, considering our relative ages, and the feeling with which I regarded him, undutiful - if I showed the emotion which distressed me.