HyperDic: deferential

English > 1 sense of the word deferential:
ADJECTIVEalldeferential, deferent, regardfulshowing deference
deferential > pronunciation
Soundsdeh.fereh'nchahl; deh.fereh'nshahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > deferential: 1 sense > adjective 1
Meaningshowing deference.
Synonymsdeferent, regardful
BroaderrespectfulFull of or exhibiting respect
Spanishdeferente, respetuoso, sumiso
Nounsdeferencea courteous expression / expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard
deferencea disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others
deferencecourteous regard for people's feelings
Adverbsdeferentiallyin a respectfully deferential manner
deferentiallyin a servile manner

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