deferential

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adjective def·er·en·tial \ˌde-fə-ˈren-chəl\

Definition of deferential

  1. :  showing or expressing respect and high regard due a superior or an elder :  showing or expressing deference listened with deferential attention to his grandfather deferential to the judge's decision

deferentially

play \-ˈren-chə-lē\ adverb

Examples of deferential in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of deferential

see 2defer


First Known Use: 1822


Medical Dictionary

deferential

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adjective def·er·en·tial \ˌdef-ə-ˈren-chəl\

Medical Definition of deferential



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