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dutiful

adjective uk   /ˈdjuː.tɪ.fəl/ us    /ˈduː.t̬ɪ-/
doing everything that you should do: a dutiful son/husbandObedient and compliantObeying and breaking the law
dutifully
adverb uk   /-i/ us  
Obedient and compliantObeying and breaking the law
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