deferential


def·er·en·tial

adjective \ˌde-fə-ˈren-chəl\

Definition of DEFERENTIAL

:  showing or expressing deference <deferential attention>
def·er·en·tial·ly \-ˈren-chə-lē\ adverb

Examples of DEFERENTIAL

  1. <the man had the deferential attitude of someone who had been a servant his entire life>

First Known Use of DEFERENTIAL

1822

def·er·en·tial

adjective \ˌdef-ə-ˈren-chəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DEFERENTIAL

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