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def·er·en·tial

deferential

 
 
pronunciation:
de f ren shl
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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.She always took immediate charge of any situation, and the others were always deferential toward her.
antonyms:
impudent, insolent, saucy
similar words:
humble
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derivation: deferentially (adv.)