duteous

[doo-tee-uh s, dyoo-]

adjective

dutiful; obedient.

Origin of duteous

First recorded in 1585–95; duty + -ous
Related formsdu·te·ous·ly, adverbdu·te·ous·ness, nounun·du·te·ous, adjectiveun·du·te·ous·ly, adverbun·du·te·ous·ness, noun
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duteous

adjective

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