AskDefine | Define duteous

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duteous adj : willingly obedient out of a sense of duty and respect; "a dutiful child"; "a dutiful citizen"; "Patient Griselda was a chaste and duteous wife"; [syn: dutiful]

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Adjective

  1. obsequious; submissively obedient

References

  • The Oxford English Dictionary

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