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dutiful (adj) duty-minded; obedient.

A dutiful person is a person discharging their duty sincerely. They always do what is expected of them, and they obey and respect whom, by duty, they have to obey and respect. A dutiful employee never neglects their duty. A dutiful son, a dutiful daughter, or a dutiful father are all conscious of their familial duties.

  • As a dutiful son, he helped his father by bailing him out of financial difficulties, by working extra hours, and straining himself a lot.
  • The dutiful auditor exposed to the shareholders the financial irregularities in the books of account of the multimillion dollar company.
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