[doo-tee-uh s, dyoo-]
- dutiful; obedient.
Origin of duteous
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Examples from the Web for duteous
They have come, but Priscilla thou 'rt none the less my dear and duteous daughter.Standish of Standish
Jane G. Austin
Sir, but I do think that the musician, if duteous, is meet for a starry crown.Charles Auchester, Volume 2 (of 2)
So let them in; observe me with all duteous respect: let them in.
Gracious my father, fear not; 100 I rest most duteous to your dispose.
She burst out into a fit of laughter at my duteous principles.The Sylph, Volume I and II
- formal, or archaic dutiful; obedient
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