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{adj: deferent, deferential, regardful} showing deference



{n: complaisance, compliance, compliancy, obligingness, deference} a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others

{n: court, homage} respectful deference
"pay court to the emperor"

{n: deference, respect, respectfulness} courteous regard for people's feelings
"in deference to your wishes"
"out of respect for his privacy"

{n: deference, respect} a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard
"his deference to her wishes was very flattering"
"be sure to give my respects to the dean"


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