deferent

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

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Synonyms & Antonyms for deferent

Synonyms

deferential, dutiful, regardful, respectful

Antonyms

disrespectful, undutiful

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Examples of deferent in a Sentence

though he's already attained star status, the rookie remains deferent to the team's veteran players

First Known Use of deferent

1822, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for deferent

back-formation from deference

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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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