|part of speech:
||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.
- impudent, insolent, saucy
- similar words:
||civil, complaisant, lawful, mannerly, meek, obedient, obsequious, passive, servile, submissive, tame