dutifulness

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Dutiful \Du"ti*ful\, adjective

1. Performing, or ready to perform, the duties required by one who has the right to claim submission, obedience, or deference; submissive to natural or legal superiors; obedient, as to parents or superiors; as, a dutiful son or daughter; a dutiful ward or servant; a dutiful subject.

2. Controlled by, proceeding from, a sense of duty; respectful; deferential; as, dutiful affection.

Syn: Duteous; obedient; reverent; reverential; submissive; docile; respectful; compliant. -- {Du"ti*ful*ly}, adverb -- {Du"ti*ful*ness}, noun

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

dutifulness

noun

1: piety by virtue of devotion to duty

1. Caduceus  2. Golden Key  3. Scales of Justice (Or maybe, 1. HEALTH 2. SECURITY 3. JUSTICE?)

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