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Definition of dutiful:

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

Synonyms:

duteous, obedient, respectful, conscientious, obeisant, respectful, resist.

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