undutifulness


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undutifulness

(ʌnˈdjuːtɪfʊlnɪs)
n
the quality of being undutiful
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Noun1.undutifulness - impiety characterized by lack of devotion to duty
impiety, impiousness - unrighteousness by virtue of lacking respect for a god
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You zee, Sophy, what undutifulness brings volks to.
Get down the round-hand scrawls of your son who has half broken your heart with selfish undutifulness since; or a parcel of your own, breathing endless ardour and love eternal, which were sent back by your mistress when she married the Nabob-- your mistress for whom you now care no more than for Queen Elizabeth.
Bardo faults him for "prostrat[ing] himself under the influences of a dim mysticism which eludes all rules of human duty as it eludes all argument"; Romola condemns "the brand of the dastardly undutifulness which had left her father desolate" (180, 209).