duteous

[doo-tee-uh s, dyoo-]

adjective

dutiful; obedient.

Nearby words

  1. dutchman,
  2. dutchman's log,
  3. dutchman's-breeches,
  4. dutchman's-pipe,
  5. dutchwoman,
  6. duteously,
  7. dutiable,
  8. dutiful,
  9. dutifully,
  10. dutton

Origin of duteous

First recorded in 1585–95; duty + -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for duteous

duteous

adjective

formal, or archaic dutiful; obedient
Derived Formsduteously, adverbduteousness, noun

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