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English definition of “dutiful”

dutiful

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