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Synonyms for deference
ˈdɛf ər ənsdef·er·ence

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  1. deferencenoun

    Synonyms:
    respect, honor

  2. deferencenoun

    Great respect.

    The children treated their elders with deference.

    Synonyms:
    respect, honor

  3. deferencenoun

    The willingness to carry out the wishes of others.

    By tidying his room, he showed deference to his mother.

    Synonyms:
    honor, respect

Princeton's WordNet

  1. deference, respectnoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    respect, esteem, respectfulness, regard, complaisance, obedience, obligingness, compliance, compliancy

  2. deference, respect, respectfulnessnoun

    courteous regard for people's feelings

    "in deference to your wishes"; "out of respect for his privacy"

    Synonyms:
    respect, esteem, respectfulness, regard, complaisance, obedience, obligingness, compliance, compliancy

  3. complaisance, compliance, compliancy, obligingness, deferencenoun

    a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others

    Synonyms:
    abidance, submission, complaisance, conformity, respectfulness, respect, conformation, obligingness, compliance, compliancy

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. deferencenoun

    Synonyms:
    respect, regard, esteem, honor, reverence, veneration, homage, obeisance

  2. deferencenoun

    Synonyms:
    complaisance, condescension

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#274543complaisance
#281008bashfulness

How to use deference in a sentence?

  1. David Hume:

    Among well bred people a mutual deference is affected, contempt for others is disguised; authority concealed; attention given to each in his turn; and an easy stream of conversation maintained without vehemence, without interruption, without eagerness for victory, and without any airs of superiority.

  2. Lisa Murkowski:

    I find it somewhat troubling that even before the President named Judge Kavanaugh that there were those who were roundly condemning the nominee without knowing who the nominee is, i think that there is a process -- that process needs to be fair, it needs to be open. We all, every member of the United States Senate has an equal obligation to thoroughly vet this nominee. And we will come down on one side or the other but in due deference to the nominee and in due deference to the president's prerogative to name a nominee. We have an obligation to thoroughly work through this advice and consent process.

  3. Eric Schickler:

    In general the courts have given a lot of deference to Congress so it's not an argument that generally succeeds, but it's certainly one that's been made.

  4. Walter Savage Landor:

    Great men always pay deference to greater.

  5. Francis Maitland Balfour:

    The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.


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