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deferential

def·er·en·tial

deferential

 
 
pronunciation:
de f ren shl
part of speech: adjective
definition: characterized by or showing deference; respectfully submissive.
He'd done a lot to further the careers of his sons, and he expected deferential treatment because of it.
antonyms:
impudent, insolent, saucy
similar words:
humble
derivation: deferentially (adv.)