Synonyms for deference

Synonyms for (noun) deference

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: civility, politeness

Definition: the act of showing regard for others

Synonyms: deference, obligingness, complaisance, compliance, compliancy

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

Similar words: agreeability, agreeableness

Definition: a temperamental disposition to be agreeable

Synonyms: deference, respect, respectfulness

Definition: courteous regard for people's feelings

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

Similar words: good manners, courtesy

Definition: a courteous manner

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