Definition of duteousness in US English:



  • See duteous

    • ‘Surveillance is, plenty simply, the reaction of vigil people, objects or processes for duteousness to exact expected norms.’
    • ‘To that extent, the duteousness and passivity implied by the Protestant work ethic are truly dead.’
    • ‘Is love the ultimate essential factor in a marriage, or is it the duteousness and fidelity?’
    • ‘Sonnet 10 serves four functions: ‘a tribute to an uncorrupted public official, a tribute to friendship with a woman,… an endorsement of civil duteousness in the person of Isocrates,’ and an attack on a corrupt public official.’
    • ‘He has a character for his piousness, duteousness, and opposability and receives many clients I trust.’