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duteous

[ doo-tee-uhs, dyoo- ]
/ ˈdu ti əs, ˈdyu- /
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adjective

dutiful; obedient.

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Origin of duteous

First recorded in 1585–95; duty + -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for duteous

duteous
/ (ˈdjuːtɪəs) /

adjective

formal, or archaic dutiful; obedient

Derived forms of duteous

duteously, adverbduteousness, noun
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