deferent

adjective
def·​er·​ent | \ ˈde-fə-rənt How to pronounce deferent (audio) , ˈdef-rənt \

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though he's already attained star status, the rookie remains deferent to the team's veteran players
Recent Examples on the Web The men were expected to be compliant, deferent to the CEO, resilient and tough. Kirsten Garbini, Forbes, 2 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of deferent

1822, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for deferent

back-formation from deference

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The first known use of deferent was in 1822

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“Deferent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deferent. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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deferent

adjective
def·​er·​ent | \ ˈdef-ə-rənt How to pronounce deferent (audio) , -ˌer-ənt How to pronounce deferent (audio) \

Medical Definition of deferent

: of, relating to, or supplying the vas deferens deferent arteries

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