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deference

def·er·ence

deference

 
 
pronunciation:
de f rns [or] de frns
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: respect for and submission to the desires, opinions, or judgments of another.
The hotel provided slippers and a cotton robe, along with the usual basket of fruit, in deference to the visiting dignitary from Japan.
synonyms:
respect
antonyms:
disrespect
similar words:
compliance, duty, obeisance, submission
definition 2: respectful or polite regard.
Employees should show a proper deference to the elderly.
synonyms:
consideration, respect
antonyms:
disrespect
similar words:
civility, courtesy, duty, esteem, homage, regard
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