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deferential

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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

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The first known use of deferential was in 1822

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“Deferential.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/deferential. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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