deferential

  • 1Deferential — Def er*en tial, a. [See {Deference}.] Expressing deference; accustomed to defer. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2deferential — index civil (polite), malleable, obedient, obeisant, obsequious, pliant, sequacious, servile …

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  • 3deferenţial — deferenţiál adj. m.(sil. ţi al), pl. deferenţiáli; f. sg. deferenţiálă, pl. deferenţiále Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic …

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  • 4deferential — 1822, from DEFERENT (Cf. deferent) + AL (Cf. al) (1); as a word in anatomy, from 1877. Related: Deferentially …

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  • 5deferential — [adj] respectful, considerate civil, complaisant, courteous, disarming, duteous, dutiful, ingratiating, ingratiatory, insinuating, insinuative, obedient, obeisant, obsequious, polite, regardful, reverential, saccharine, silken, silky, submissive; …

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  • 6deferential — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ showing deference; respectful. DERIVATIVES deferentially adverb …

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  • 7deferential — [def΄ər en′shəl] adj. showing deference; very respectful deferentially adv …

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  • 8deferential — adj. respectful deferential to * * * [ˌdefə renʃ(ə)l] [ respectful ] deferential to [ respectful ] deferential to …

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  • 9deferential — [[t]de̱fəre̱nʃ(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ to n Someone who is deferential is polite and respectful towards someone else. They like five star hotels and deferential treatment. ...the traditional requirement for Asian women to be submissive and… …

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  • 10deferential — adjective Date: 1822 showing or expressing deference < deferential attention > • deferentially adverb …

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  • 11deferential — adjective the hotel s deferential treatment of its elite clientele Syn: respectful, humble, obsequious; dutiful, obedient, submissive, subservient, yielding, acquiescent, complaisant, compliant, tractable, biddable, docile …

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  • 12deferential — deferentially, adv. /def euh ren sheuhl/, adj. showing deference; deferent; respectful. [1815 25; after DEFERENCE, by analogy with such pairs as residence: residential] Syn. courteous, regardful, dutiful, obedient, reverential. * * * …

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  • 13deferential — adjective a) respectful and considerate; showing deference b) of, or relating to the vas deferens …

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  • 14deferential — Relating to the ductus deferens. * * * def·er·en·tial .def ə ren chəl adj DEFERENT * * * def·er·en·tial (def&#8243;&#601;r enґsh&#601;l) pertaining to the ductus deferens …

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  • 15deferential — Synonyms and related words: accommodating, affable, agreeable, attentive, cap in hand, ceremonious, civil, complaisant, conscientious, considerate, courteous, crouching, disarming, duteous, dutiful, ethical, fair, graceful, gracious, honorific,&#8230; …

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  • 16deferential — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. obeisant, respectful, submissive; see obedient 1 , polite 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. respectful, submissive, compliant, courteous, considerate, obedient, obeisant, acquiescent, regardful, reverential. ANT.:&#8230; …

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  • 17deferential — def|er|en|tial [ ,defə renʃl ] adjective showing that you respect someone and want to treat them politely ╾ def|er|en|tial|ly adverb …

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  • 18deferential — deference …

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  • 19deferential — adj. respectful, showing honor …

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  • 20deferential — adjective showing deference; respectful. Derivatives deferentially adverb …

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