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  • as inindebted
  • as inobligated
  • as inobliged
  • as inresponsible
  • as inbound

synonyms for duty-bound

  • appreciative
  • beholden
  • grateful
  • obligated
  • obliged
  • thankful
  • accountable
  • answerable for
  • bound
  • bounden
  • chargeable
  • honor-bound
  • hooked
  • in debt
  • in hock
  • liable
  • owed
  • owing
  • responsible
  • obliged
  • indebted
  • forced
  • indentured
  • pledged
  • required
  • urged
  • tied
  • committed
  • bounden
  • compelled
  • enslaved
  • contracted
  • called by duty
  • under obligation
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antonyms for duty-bound

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  • thankless
  • unappreciative
  • ungrateful
  • paid
  • settled
      • unbounded
      • free
      • allowed
      • unrestricted
      • permitted
      • irresolute
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      How to use duty-bound in a sentence

      On the thirteenth of the same month they bound to the stake, in order to burn alive, a man who had two religious in his house.
      THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
      A small book, bound in full purple calf, lay half hidden in a nest of fine tissue paper on the dressing-table.
      HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
      And as she hesitated between obedience to one and duty toward the other, her life, her love and future was in the balance.
      THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
      A good many children seem to be like savages in distinguishing those to whom one is bound to speak the truth.
      CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
      These officers are bound to maintayne themselves and families with food and rayment by their owne and their servant's industrie.
      TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
      Each did his duty, or was adjured to do it, in the "state of life to which it had pleased God to call him."
      THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
      The dead bodies of the two men were guarded until next day, for justice to do its duty.
      THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
      A flock of weary sheep pattered along the road, barnward bound, heavy eyed and bleating softly.
      THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
      A touch of the spurs sent Nejdi with a mighty bound into the midst of the rabble who held the road.
      THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
      That alone is being sent to your Majesty as a report, in order to inform you of everything, as is my duty.
      THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
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