Dictionary Results for deference


1. deference - noun

· a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard; "his deference to her wishes was very flattering"; "be sure to give my respects to the dean"

Synonym(s): respect

Hypernym(s): politeness, civility




2. deference - noun

· courteous regard for people's feelings; "in deference to your wishes"; "out of respect for his privacy"

Synonym(s): respect, respectfulness

Hypernym(s): courtesy, good_manners




3. deference - noun

· a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others

Synonym(s): complaisance, compliance, compliancy, obligingness

Hypernym(s): agreeableness, agreeability





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