[doo-tuh-fuh l, dyoo-] /ˈdu tə fəl, ˈdyu-/
performing the expected or required of one; characterized by doing one’s :
a dutiful citizen; a dutiful child.
required by ; proceeding from or expressive of a sense of :
exhibiting or having a sense of duty
characterized by or resulting from a sense of duty: a dutiful answer
1550s, from duty + -ful. Related: Dutifully.
/ˈdʌtən/ noun 1. Clarence Edward. 1841–1912, American geologist who first developed the theory of isostasy
[doo-tee, dyoo-] /ˈdu ti, ˈdyu-/ noun, plural duties. 1. something that one is expected or required to do by moral or legal obligation. 2. the binding or obligatory force of something that is morally or legally right; moral or legal obligation. 3. an action or task required by a person’s position or occupation; function: the […]
adjective 1. morally obliged as a matter of duty