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dutifulness


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dutiful  \Du"ti*ful\,  a. 
  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. 
 
  Syn:  Duteous;  obedient;  reverent;  reverential;  submissive; 
  docile;  respectful;  compliant.  --  {Du"ti*ful*ly},  adv 
  --  {Du"ti*ful*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dutifulness 
  n  :  piety  by  virtue  of  devotion  to  duty 




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