Definitions for deference

Definitions for (noun) deference

Main entry: deference, respect

Definition: a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard

Usage: his deference to her wishes was very flattering; be sure to give my respects to the dean

Main entry: deference, obligingness, complaisance, compliance, compliancy

Definition: a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others

Main entry: deference, respect, respectfulness

Definition: courteous regard for people's feelings

Usage: in deference to your wishes; out of respect for his privacy

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