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deference

noun

1 deference

A courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard:
— His deference to her wishes was very flattering.

synonym: respect.

Roget 928: respect, regard, consideration; courtesy etc. 894; attention, deference, reverence, honor, esteem, estimation, veneration, ... show more



2 deference

Courteous regard for people's feelings:
— In deference to your wishes.

synonyms: respect, respectfulness.

3 deference

A disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others.

synonyms: complaisance, compliance, compliancy, obligingness.

Roget 743: obedience; observance etc. 772; compliance; submission etc. 725; subjection etc. 749; nonresistance; passiveness, ... show more

Dutch: buigzaamheid, consideratie, gehoorzaamheid, inschikkelijkheid
Polish: ustępliwość


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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