Synonyms and Antonyms of deferent
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 Synonyms respectful, deferential, dutiful, regardfulRelated Words reverent, reverential, venerating, worshipful; fawning, genuflecting, groveling (or grovelling), hagiographic (or hagiographical), kowtowing, obsequious, servile, subservient, sycophantic, toadying; civil, courteous, gracious, polite; kid-glove, kid-glovedNear Antonyms abusive, insulting, offensive; belittling, demeaning, depreciative, depreciatory, derogatory, disparaging; contemptuous, impudent, irreverent, scornful; discourteous, insolent, rude, uncivilAntonyms disrespectful, undutiful
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