Dutifulness
Dutiful Du"ti*ful, a. 1. Performing, or ready to perform, the duties required by one who has the right to claim submission, obedience, or deference; submissive to natural or legal superiors; obedient, as to parents or superiors; as, a dutiful son or daughter; a dutiful ward or servant; a dutiful subject. [1913 Webster]

2. Controlled by, proceeding from, a sense of duty; respectful; deferential; as, dutiful affection.

Syn: Duteous; obedient; reverent; reverential; submissive; docile; respectful; compliant. -- {Du"ti*ful*ly}, adv. -- {Du"ti*ful*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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