dutiful

[doo-tuh-fuhl, dyoo-]
adjective
1.
performing the duties expected or required of one; characterized by doing one's duty: a dutiful citizen; a dutiful child.
2.
required by duty; proceeding from or expressive of a sense of duty: dutiful attention.

Origin:
1545–55; duty + -ful

dutifully, adverb
quasi-dutiful, adjective
quasi-dutifully, adverb
undutiful, adjective
undutifully, adverb


1. respectful, docile, submissive, duteous.
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dutiful (ˈdjuːtɪfʊl)
 
adj
1.  exhibiting or having a sense of duty
2.  characterized by or resulting from a sense of duty: a dutiful answer
 
'dutifully
 
adv
 
'dutifulness
 
n

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dutiful
1550s, from duty + -ful. Related: Dutifully.
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Example sentences
Baseball caps and do-rags are dutifully removed while court is in session.
The freshmen, gawky in their fatigues and heavy boots, slouch in their seats
  and stare dutifully at the screen.
But the general dutifully quit, and his replacement pledged loyalty.
There may be a benediction, and a choir may dutifully sing.
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