Definition of Duteous

1. Adjective. Willingly obedient out of a sense of duty and respect. "Patient Griselda was a chaste and duteous wife"

Exact synonyms: Dutiful
Similar to: Obedient
Derivative terms: Duty, Duty, Dutifulness



Definition of Duteous

1. a. Fulfilling duty; dutiful; having the sentiments due to a superior, or to one to whom respect or service is owed; obedient; as, a duteous son or daughter.

Definition of Duteous

1. Adjective. (archaic) Obsequious; submissively obedient. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Duteous

1. dutiful [adj] - See also: dutiful

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Duteous

dutch-auction
dutch auction
dutch clover
dutch oven furnace
dutch rub
dutches
dutchess
dutchesses
dutchie
dutchier
dutchies
dutchiest
dutchman
dutchmen
dutchy
duteous (current term)
duteously
duteousness
duteplase
dutiable
dutie
dutied
duties
dutiful
dutifull
dutifuller
dutifully
dutifulness
dutifulnesses
dutiless

Literary usage of Duteous

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1. The Universal Magazine (1793)
"... the Mufe her duteous off'ring Such is the mind whom thou haft giv'n to bin'dj His rapid flight to ludí a pitch in air. Bend from thy throne, ..."

2. A Tour in Tartan-land by Cuthbert Bede (1863)
"The Bridge of Sighs — The Necropolis — Beauty and appropriateness of its situation — duteous care for the Dead — Heathen Tombstones in memory of Christians ..."

3. Picket's Juvenile Spelling Book: Or Analogical Pronouncer of the English by Albert Picket (1842)
"LO! the young stork his duteous wing prepares, His aged sire to feed with constant cares; O'er hills and dales his precious load conveys, And the great debt ..."

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