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[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 :
dutiful attention.
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.


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