1. willingly obedient out of a sense of duty and respect;
She was chiding her son for not being more dutiful to her.
You've got a dutiful mother, you have, my son.
He wonderfully cheered up , his dutiful manner vanishing in a great grin and a strong hug.
With such dutiful children, why bother with crabs?
Origin of liquor allegedly related to a dutiful son.
He therefore rode along with an air of dutiful submission.
Eg : Dick was not a dutiful son, because he made his old father live alone.
She is a famous dutiful daughter who takes good care of her parents.
For years I had tried to be a compliant and dutiful wife.
She is a dutiful wife and loving mother.
Meg and Jo fed their mother like dutiful young storks.
When I have loving parents , it is not difficult to be dutiful to them.
She stood there submissively, the image , in advance , of a dutiful and responsible wife.
A dutiful official never __ B __ himself of his responsibility for his work.
She treated it as a link between herself and dutiful goodness.
He a dutiful disposition in sending her always a large share of the plunder he made.
Bertha would eventually become the dutiful and submissive spouse.
It is said that dutiful sons come from poor families, which is not necessarily the case.
Young Jerry relieved his father with dutiful interest, and reported no job in his absence.
When our trainer stopped speaking, there were a few dutiful cheers.
It is not difficult to be a dutiful child.
Most importantly, he never missed his duty as a real dog, a dutiful guardian.
He is always a dutiful person, so will not go off the rails.
She continued to play out her role of dutiful daughter.
I am a disappointing, though generally dutiful, student. That is, I do as I'm told.
The days of the dutiful wife, who sacrifices her career for her husband, are over.