from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The state or character of being undutiful.
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- noun The state or condition of being
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- noun impiety characterized by lack of devotion to duty
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He might, indeed, if he had learnt his trade in that singular criticism of Shakespeare, which has decided that Hamlet was written for a warning to the irresolute, and Coriolanus as a lesson to the proud, persuade himself that the poem was written to show how great passion leads to undutifulness and selfishness.
Osborne broke out into a rhapsody of self-praise and imprecations; — by the first, excusing himself to his own conscience for his conduct; by the second, exaggerating the undutifulness of George.
Let him take the consequences of his undutifulness and folly.
My poor mother keeps her chamber — should she be worse, I should have an additional unhappiness, in apprehension that my reputed undutifulness had touched her heart.
He said it was always so: that he had never cherished a young man in his bosom, but the ingrate had turned on him; that he was accustomed to wrong and undutifulness from his children, and that he would pray that the sin might be forgiven me.
But gloriously would it punish the mother (as well as daughter) for all her sordid avarice; and for her undutifulness to honest Mr. Howe, whose heart she actually broke.
Get down the round-hand scrawls of your son who has half broken your heart with selfish undutifulness since; or a parcel of your own, breathing endless ardour and love eternal, which were sent back by your mistress when she married the Nabob — your mistress for whom you now care no more than for Queen Elizabeth.
For a while we felt utterly lonely: and of our dear father as if we had buried him, or drove him to the grave by our undutifulness.
At this information, the marquis assumed a very stern look, and severely reprimanded Peter for his imprudence, at the same time reproaching the other servants with their undutifulness in thus disturbing his peace.
You zee, Sophy, what undutifulness brings volks to.