A courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard:
— His deference to her wishes was very flattering.
Courteous regard for people's feelings:
— In deference to your wishes.
A disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others.
Dutch: buigzaamheid, consideratie, gehoorzaamheid, inschikkelijkheid
Moby thesaurus: acceptance, acquiescence, admiration, adoration, affability, agreeableness, allegiance, amenity, apotheosis, appreciation, approbation, approval, assent, assigned task, awe, bounden duty, breathless adoration, burden, business, call of duty ... show more.
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