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Definition of "dutiful" []

  • Careful to fulfill obligations. (adjective)
  • Expressing or filled with a sense of obligation. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dutiful" in a sentence
  • "The editor of Vogue, Anna Wintour, is in dutiful attendance after controversially cutting her time short at the previous collections."
  • "What children expect of parents in dutiful bounty but a friendly co-operation."
  • "Like Mr. Hiller, Mr. O'Shea came from the Chicago Tribune, where he had been managing editor and had been known as a dutiful manager of the shrinking budgets plaguing all newspapers today."