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Definition of Dutiful

Dutiful

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

Dutiful Quotations

At Christmas, I am always struck by how the spirit of togetherness lies also at the heart of the Christmas story. A young mother and a dutiful father with their baby were joined by poor shepherds and visitors from afar. They came with their gifts to worship the Christ child.
Queen Elizabeth II

The name of Jesus, like a secret charm, awakened similar emotions in the hearts of all the converts, and called immediately into action every feeling of moral loveliness, and every desire of dutiful obedience, which constitute Christian purity.
John Strachan

Physical attributes can make you appealing, but to keep the appeal going, one has to draw from within. You have to be a real person. Your fans and the people you associate with have to be able to see beyond your looks. You have to be a good friend, dutiful son and a good family man.
Arjun Rampal

President Reagan always gave the credit to the American people and American ideals. He treated his job as a valuable temporary loan from the American people, a loan that should be respected and returned with dutiful appreciation.
William L. Jenkins

I was a normal, rather dutiful child. I didn't even rebel as a teenager.
Emily Watson
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Dutiful Translations

dutiful in Latin is pius, pia pium
dutiful in Norwegian is pliktoppfyllende, lydig
dutiful in Spanish is obediente
dutiful in Swedish is plikttrogen

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