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deference

noun

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  1. a readiness or willingness to yield to the wishes of others the sycophantic deference with which the hotel treats celebrity guests Synonyms of deference acquiescence, biddability, compliancy, compliance, docility, obedience, submissivenessWords Related to deference 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 of deference animosity, antipathy, enmity, hostility, ill willAntonyms of deference defiance, disobedience, intractability, recalcitrance

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