duteous


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du·te·ous

 (do͞o′tē-əs, dyo͞o′-)
adj.
Obedient or dutiful.

[From duty.]

du′te·ous·ly adv.

duteous

(ˈdjuːtɪəs)
adj
formal or archaic dutiful; obedient
ˈduteously adv
ˈduteousness n

du•te•ous

(ˈdu ti əs, ˈdyu-)

adj.
dutiful; obedient.
[1585–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.duteous - 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

duteous

adjective
Marked by courteous submission or respect:
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he received him,'' answered the Earl, ``as if they had met after a hunting party; and, pointing to me and our men-at-arms, said, `Thou seest, brother, I have some angry men with me thou wert best go to our mother, carry her my duteous affection, and abide with her until men's minds are pacified.' ''
Casaubon: she would have lost some of her halo if she had been without that duteous preoccupation; and yet at the next moment the husband's sandy absorption of such nectar was too intolerable; and Will's longing to say damaging things about him was perhaps not the less tormenting because he felt the strongest reasons for restraining it.
As when a Ship by skilful Stearsman wrought Nigh Rivers mouth or Foreland, where the Wind Veres oft, as oft so steers, and shifts her Saile; So varied hee, and of his tortuous Traine Curld many a wanton wreath in sight of EVE, To lure her Eye; shee busied heard the sound Of rusling Leaves, but minded not, as us'd To such disport before her through the Field, From every Beast, more duteous at her call, Then at CIRCEAN call the Herd disguis'd.
"Such incentives will make teachers to be duteous, dedicated and committed with their profession and impart quality education to the students", he maintained.
The pride of kingly sway from out my heart; With mine own tears I wash away my balm, With mine own hands I give away my crown, With mine own tongue deny my sacred state, And with mine own breath release all duteous oaths.