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{adj: bowed, bowing} showing an excessively deferential manner



{adj: deferent, deferential, regardful} showing deference

{adj: respected, well-thought-of} receiving deferential regard
"a respected family"

{adv: deferentially} in a respectfully deferential manner
"he listened deferentially"

{n: Tom, Uncle Tom} contemptuous name for a Black man who is abjectly servile and deferential to Whites


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