Duteous vs Reverent - What's the difference?

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Duteous is a related term of reverent.


As an adjective duteous

is (archaic) obsequious; submissively obedient.

As a verb reverent is

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duteous

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (archaic) Obsequious; submissively obedient.
  • * 1623 , , act iv, scene 6 (First Folio ed.)
  • I know thee well. A ?eruiceable Villaine,
    As duteous to the vices of thy Mi?tris,
    As badne??e would de?ire.
  • * 1881 , The Heart of the Night , lines 10-14
  • ''O Lord, the awful Lord of will! though late,
    ''Even yet renew this soul with duteous breath:
    ''That when the peace is garnered in from strife,
    ''The work retrieved, the will regenerate,
    ''This soul may see thy face, O Lord of death!

    References

    * The Oxford English Dictionary

    reverent

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • showing respect or reverence; respectful