Meaning of undutiful in English:



  • Not respectful or obedient.

    ‘Annoyed, the father insisted on driving the ‘undutiful son’ out of the house.’
    • ‘But his reputation as a bad head of household dishonored him, and his undutiful behavior toward his mother followed him into the courtroom.’
    • ‘He is also undutiful to me, besides being a spendthrift and squanderer.’
    • ‘On the other hand, if we continue to be undutiful to our parents, Allah's anger will be severe.’
    • ‘Paternal credulity in Terence generally limits itself to mistaking undutiful sons for obedient and honest sons.’
    • ‘If you let it slip from your hands you will deserve to be branded as ungrateful cowards and undutiful sons.’
    • ‘Here he connects to that discussion the situation of the wretched offspring who are undutiful toward their parents.’
    • ‘A child who does not pray Allah for his parents, particularly, after their death, when he knows that his supplication on their behalf benefits them and him is either undutiful or lacking in faith.’
    • ‘She is harsh and undutiful to him, and her servants either refuse to obey his orders or pretend that they did not hear them.’
    • ‘‘It would be very undutiful in you to refuse, so I had better leave you to your task,’ said Timothy, smiling, as he quitted the room.’
    • ‘For the Emperor is the father of all, and, since his authority is transferred to officers, disobedience to them would equal undutiful conduct.’



/ʌnˈdjuːtɪfʊl/ /ʌnˈdjuːtɪf(ə)l/