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duteous Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite willingly obedient out of a sense of duty and respect;
    • a dutiful child
    • a dutiful citizen
    • Patient Griselda was a chaste and duteous wife

Du"te*ous adjective
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.
  2. Subservient; obsequious.
    Duteous to the vices of thy mistress. Shak.
    -- Du"te*ous*ly, adv. -- Du"te*ous*ness, n.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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