dutiful

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Etymology[edit]

duty +‎ -ful

Adjective[edit]

dutiful (comparative more dutiful, superlative most dutiful)

  1. Accepting of one's legal or moral obligations and willing to do them well, and without complaint.
    Ralph was a dutiful child, and took the trash out without being told.
  2. Pertaining to one's duty; demonstrative of one's sense of duty.
    The sergeant maintained a dutiful shine on his boots.