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Synonyms for undutiful

lacking due respect or dutifulness


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She soothed him; asked him for his forgiveness if she had been, or seemed to have been, undutiful; told him, Heaven knows truly, that she could not honour him more if he were the favourite of Fortune and the whole world acknowledged him.
The referees at once gave it as their decided opinion that the business could not be legally proceeded with, under the letter W., and in all probability it would have stood over for one day at least, had it not been for the prompt, though, at first sight, undutiful behaviour of Sam, who, seizing his father by the skirt of the coat, dragged him to the counter, and pinned him there, until he had affixed his signature to a couple of instruments; which, from Mr.
For myself, I felt so much self-reproach and contrition for my part in what had happened, that nothing would have enabled me to keep back my tears but the fear that Steerforth, who often looked at me, I saw, might think it unfriendly - or, I should rather say, considering our relative ages, and the feeling with which I regarded him, undutiful - if I showed the emotion which distressed me.
Who from amongst mankind warrants the best companionship from me?' He replied: 'Your mothers.' The man asked: 'Then who?' So He (PBUH) replied: 'Your mothers.' The man then asked: 'Then who?' So the Holy Prophet (PBUH) replied again: 'Your mothers.' The man then asked: 'Then who?' So He (SAW) replied: 'Then your father.' (Bukhari) Narrated by Anas bin Malik (RA): The Holy Prophet (SAW) said, 'The biggest of Al-Kabeer (the great sins) are (1) to join others as partners in worship with Allah, (2) to murder a human being, (3) to be undutiful to one's parents (4) and to make a false statement' (Bukhari)
whose evil communication corrupts good manners and will make you (if deluded by them) disobedient to the laws of God, undutiful children to your parents, unjust servants to your masters, ill husbands (when you marry) to your wives, bad fathers to your children and slaves to others, as well as your own devices (A2).
Obedience the doorwoman may look undutiful and sluggish, but though "in waiting nothing seems more slow, / Nothing [is] more quick when she doth go" (15-16).
Provincial Minister said that inefficient and undutiful staff were mere burden on the health department and at the same time such staff earned bad name for the provincial government and warned that all such elements would be weeded out of the department.
Various studies have reported that 80% to 85% patients with acute appendicitis will have a total white cell count of over 10,000/[mm.sup.3] [19] However the present study shows that only 59.3% cases had TLC>10,000/[mm.sup.3] which is almost similar to the findings of a series that reported a raised TLC>10,000/[mm.sup.3] in only 49% of 354 patients.[18] A raised TLC is regarded as a sensitive test for acute appendicitis but is not diagnostic because of its relatively low specificity and does not add much to the management is patients with undutiful clinical findings.
In this sense, the Supreme Court of Venezuela, in the Haydee Casanova Case of December 15, 1992, stated that "the amparo action set forth in the Constitution, and regulated in the Organic Amparo law, has among its fundamental characteristic its basic personal or subjective character, which implies that a direct, specific and undutiful relation must exist between the person claiming for the protection of his rights, and the person purported to have originated the disturbance, who is to be the one with standing to act as defendant or the person against whom the action is filed.
Edward wins his war over the sons of York and sets aright his own family's masculine history; his death frees him and his lineage from enslavement to his mother's notorious betrayal: "I know my duty; you are all undutiful. .../I am your better, traitors as ye are,/And thou usurp'st my father's right and mine" (3H6.
Some children in the West are undutiful toward their parents and behave harshly using bitter words without showing any compassion, humanity and loyalty.
He was reported as saying: "The most serious of cardinal sins are ascribing a partner to God, killing a human being, being undutiful to one's parents, and making a false statement, and in another version of the hadith "and giving a false testimony" is added.
"God would be justified in not allowing four persons to enter paradise or to taste its blessings: he who drinks habitually, he who takes riba, he who usurps an orphan's property without right and he who is undutiful to his parents."
Mary was a queen but not a mother, a pious Protestant but an undutiful daughter struck down young by smallpox.
Hardcastle calls Tony an "unfeeling monster" and "provoking, undutiful boy" (2.1).