Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an undutiful manner; not according to duty; in a disobedient manner.

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Examples

  • They were merely old, and their children had undutifully failed to grow up and give them a place by the fire.

    THE CARTER AND THE CARPENTER

  • Fabius who marry'd my Aunt; and as I should do unworthily by her, so I should act undutifully towards my Father, he having promis'd me to my

    Exilius

  • Mr. Winkle was too anxious to hear what was to follow to express much wonderment at this extraordinary coincidence, marvellous as it was; so Mr. Ben Allen, after a tear or two, went on to say that, notwithstanding all his esteem and respect and veneration for his friend, Arabella had unaccountably and undutifully evinced the most determined antipathy to his person.

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

  • Heaven bless her! though she, Rebecca, had seemed to act undutifully towards Miss Crawley; yet was not her fault a natural and excusable one?

    Vanity Fair

  • He laughed most undutifully and then his face twitched grimly.

    The Arrow of Gold

  • But you will guess at my thoughts of what he said — so much passionate love, lip-deep! so prudent, and so dutifully patient at heart to a relation he had till now so undutifully despised! —

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • He laughed most undutifully and then his face twitched grimly.

    The Arrow of Gold : A Story Between Two Notes

  • He laughed most undutifully and then his face twitched grimly.

    The Arrow of Gold

  • Heaven bless her! though she, Rebecca, had seemed to act undutifully towards Miss Crawley; yet was not her fault a natural and excusable one?

    XXV. In Which All the Principal Personages Think Fit to Leave Brighton

  • "Oh, mother, cut out that 'peculiar' business -- it makes me tired!" said Garth undutifully.

    The Next of Kin Those who Wait and Wonder

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