Dutiful definition

do͝otĭ-fəl, dyo͝o-
Having a proper sense of duty; obedient.
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Showing, or resulting from, a sense of duty.
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Careful to fulfill obligations.
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Accepting of one's legal or moral obligations and willing to do them well, and without complaint.

Ralph was a dutiful child, and took the trash out without being told.

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Pertaining to one's duty; demonstrative of one's sense of duty.

The sergeant maintained a dutiful shine on his boots.

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Expressing or filled with a sense of obligation.
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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
dutiful
Comparative:
dutifuller

Origin of dutiful

  • duty +‎ -ful

    From Wiktionary