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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 du·ti·ful /ˈdutɪfəl ||ˈdju-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Du·ti·ful a.
 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, adv. -- Du*ti*ful*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : willingly obedient out of a sense of duty and respect; "a
            dutiful child"; "a dutiful citizen"; "Patient Griselda
            was a chaste and duteous wife"; [syn: duteous]