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deferent

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marked by or showing proper regard for another's higher status
  • though he's already attained star status, the rookie remains deferent to the team's veteran players

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“Deferent.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/deferent. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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