What does the word duteous mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Duteously.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Duteousness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Rendering due respect and obedience; dutiful.

Usage examples for duteous

  1. What I did was in oblivion of self; was from a duteous regard to his genuine and lasting happiness. – Jane Talbot by Charles Brockden Brown
  2. Why should I go on to quote such lines as- That thousand- memoried unimpulsive sea, or, Curls the labyrinthine sea Duteous to the lunar will. – Platform Monologues by T. G. Tucker
  3. We can afford to smile at the doleful knight, ferried o'er on his back, in duteous and loyal submission to his task mistress. – Unknown to History A Story of the Captivity of Mary of Scotland by Charlotte M. Yonge