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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

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  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. deferencenoun

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

  2. deferencenoun

    Synonyms:
    complaisance, condescension

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#22457humility
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#281008bashfulness

How to use deference in a sentence?

  1. Lawrence Sterne:

    To have respect for ourselves guides our morals and to have a deference for others governs our manners.

  2. Francois De La Rochefoucauld:

    Nothing is less sincere than our mode of asking and giving advice. He who asks seems to have a deference for the opinion of his friend, while he only aims to get approval of his own and make his friend responsible for his action. And he who gives advice repays the confidence supposed to be placed in him by a seemingly disinterested zeal, while he seldom means anything by his advice but his own interest or reputation.

  3. Lawrence Sterne:

    To have respect for ourselves guides our morals; and to have a deference for others governs our manners.

  4. Braddock Mayor John Fetterman:

    I don't own a suit or a tie and that's not a statement of rebellion or anything like that, it's out of deference to my community, it's out of deference to what's across the street, in terms of the mill.

  5. 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.


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