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Meaning of dutiful

du•ti•ful

Pronunciation: (d'tu-ful, dy'-), [key]
— adj.
  1. performing the duties expected or required of one; characterized by doing one's duty: a dutiful citizen; a dutiful child.
  2. required by duty; proceeding from or expressive of a sense of duty: dutiful attention.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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