1. [syn: dutiful, duteous]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Dutiful \Du"ti*ful\, a.
1. Performing, or ready to perform, the duties required by
one who has the right to claim submission, obedience, or
deference; submissive to natural or legal superiors;
obedient, as to parents or superiors; as, a dutiful son or
daughter; a dutiful ward or servant; a dutiful subject.
2. Controlled by, proceeding from, a sense of duty;
respectful; deferential; as, dutiful affection.
Syn: Duteous; obedient; reverent; reverential; submissive;
docile; respectful; compliant. -- Du"ti*ful*ly, adv.
-- Du"ti*ful*ness, n.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: willingly obedient out of a sense of duty and respect; "a
dutiful child"; "a dutiful citizen"; "Patient Griselda
was a chaste and duteous wife"; [syn: dutiful,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
65 Moby Thesaurus words for "dutiful":
Christian, Christianlike, Christianly, accommodating, acquiescent,
active, adoring, attentive, believing, cap in hand, ceremonious,
compliant, complying, conforming, conscientious, considerate,
constant, courteous, cultish, cultist, cultistic, deferential,
devoted, devout, diligent, duteous, ethical, faithful, filial,
flexible, honorific, law-abiding, loyal, malleable, meticulous,
mindful, moral, obedient, obliging, observant, pietistic, pious,
pliant, polite, practicing, prayerful, punctilious, punctual,
regardful, reliable, religious, respectful, responsible, reverent,
reverential, scrupulous, solemn, submissive, theistic, true,
venerational, venerative, willing, worshipful, yielding