Definition of 'dutiful'
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How could dutiful wife live in ignorance? Times, Sunday Times (2009)And that dutiful son of mine over there. Modern Literatures of the Non-Western World: Where the Waters Are Born (1995)It was once a job for only the most dutiful of husbands. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He claimed she had given up her glittering legal career to be a dutiful housewife. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She played the dutiful wife, but will she still love him tomorrow? Times, Sunday Times (2007)She is the model of a loyal, dutiful wife. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Oh, the devotion of a dutiful husband. Times, Sunday Times (2012)After years of playing the dutiful housewife, she felt stripped of any identity. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Are you the kind of woman who can play the loyal wife and dutiful daughter-in-law as and when needed? Times, Sunday Times (2011)After dinner with his dutiful wife and campaign staff, he concluded that it was time to throw in the towel. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But behind the image of the dutiful wife and mother is a steely political operative who has seized control of the campaign at a vital juncture. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I was a dutiful daughter then. Times, Sunday Times (2007)She then goes into full-on damage limitation mode, playing the doting mum and dutiful wife. The Sun (2014)Despite this experience, like a dutiful son he returned to Bombay and took up a job with an insurance company. Times, Sunday Times (2011)As he became a notorious public figure, she remained firmly in the background, the dutiful and veiled wife and mother. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But the dutiful son of a policeman couldn't see a way to make money out of the classics, so he studied business instead. Times, Sunday Times (2011)And for the moment he felt a sort of comfort in recovering his daughter 's dutiful attendance, that made a change of habits seem possible to him. Daniel Deronda (1876)
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Used Occasionally. dutiful is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'dutiful'
British English: dutiful ADJECTIVE
If you say that someone is dutiful, you mean that they do everything that they are expected to do.
Her sole role in life is to be a dutiful wife and bear his children.
Definition of dutiful from the Collins English Dictionary
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