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deferential

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of deferential

  1. marked by or showing proper regard for another's higher status <the man had the deferential attitude of someone who had been a servant his entire life> Synonyms deferent, respectful, 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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