Synonyms and Antonyms of deference
a readiness or willingness to yield to the wishes of others the sycophantic deference with which the hotel treats celebrity guests Synonyms acquiescence, biddability, compliancy, compliance, docility, obedience, submissivenessRelated Words amenability, amiability, complaisance, good-naturedness; obsequiousness, servility, slavishness, subservience, subserviency; conformity; cooperativeness, receptiveness, receptivity; humoring, indulgence; acceptance, assent, consent; capitulation, submission, surrender; affability, amicability, congeniality, cordiality, friendliness, geniality, sociabilityNear Antonyms animosity, antipathy, enmity, hostility, ill willAntonyms defiance, disobedience, intractability, recalcitrance
deference was our Word of the Day on 12/16/2015. Hear the podcast!
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up deference? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).