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 ?
Hannah had `dished up' and astonishing breakfast for the traveler, finding it impossible to vent her excitement in any other way, and Meg and Jo fed their mother like dutiful young storks, while they listened to her whispered account of Father's state, Mr.
He therefore rode along with an air of dutiful submission, only groaning and vociferating occasionally that 't was "desp't rough, and bad for Jerry's foot.
But you knew what a dutiful creature you had to deal with.
Bertha, like a dutiful child, copied her parent in both points.
I'm come to fetch you home; and I hope you'll be a dutiful daughter and not encourage my son to further disobedience.
A word of encouragement and explanation, of pity for my childish ignorance, of welcome home, of reassurance to me that it was home, might have made me dutiful to him in my heart henceforth, instead of in my hypocritical outside, and might have made me respect instead of hate him.
These dutiful questions and answers were continued until it was ascertained in detail that the Lammeters were all as well as usual, and the Osgoods likewise, also that niece Priscilla must certainly arrive shortly, and that travelling on pillions in snowy weather was unpleasant, though a joseph was a great protection.
Queen Aphrodite, Born of the sea, Beautiful dutiful daughters Are we!
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.
The command was one that exposed me to the temptation of disobeying it, as it seemed to me impossible to endure life for so many days separated from Luscinda, especially after leaving her in the sorrowful mood I have described to you; nevertheless as a dutiful servant I obeyed, though I felt it would be at the cost of my well-being.
She had married a man whose conduct and opinions she hated, but whom she was bound to care for with dutiful tenderness.
The daughter, Maria, was a good girl - dutiful, pious, dull, but so easily startled that to speak to her was quite a perilous enterprise.