du·te·ous || 'djuːtjəs adj. obedient, submissive, dutiful

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  • Duteous — Du te*ous, a. [From {Duty}.] 1. Fulfilling duty; dutiful; having the sentiments due to a superior, or to one to whom respect or service is owed; obedient; as, a duteous son or daughter. [1913 Webster] 2. Subservient; obsequious. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • duteous — duteous, dutiful Both words mean ‘observing one s duty’ and date from the 16c; Shakespeare used both, though with a preference for duteous. Dutiful is now standard …   Modern English usage

  • duteous — index conscientious, faithful (loyal), loyal, meritorious, moral, obedient, obeisant, passive …   Law dictionary

  • duteous — [do͞ot′ē əs, dyo͞ot′ē əs] adj. dutiful duteously adv …   English World dictionary

  • duteous — adjective /ˈdjuː.ti.əs,ˈdʒuː.ti.əs,ˈdu.ti.əs/ Obsequious; submissively obedient. I know thee well. A ſeruiceable Villaine,As duteous to the vices of thy Miſtris,As badneſſe would deſire. See Also: duteously, duty …   Wiktionary

  • duteous — adjective Etymology: irregular from duty Date: 1592 dutiful, obedient …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • duteous — duteously, adv. duteousness, n. /dooh tee euhs, dyooh /, adj. dutiful; obedient. [1585 95; DUTY + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • duteous — Synonyms and related words: acquiescent, active, compliant, complying, conforming, conscientious, constant, deferential, devoted, devout, dutiful, ethical, faithful, law abiding, loyal, meticulous, mindful, moral, obedient, observant, practicing …   Moby Thesaurus

  • duteous — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Marked by courteous submission or respect: deferential, dutiful, obeisant, respectful. See RESIST …   English dictionary for students

  • duteous — [ dju:tɪəs] adjective archaic dutiful. Derivatives duteously adverb duteousness noun Origin C16: from duty, on the pattern of words such as bounteous …   English new terms dictionary

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