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Synonyms for deferential
ˌdɛf əˈrɛn ʃəldef·er·en·tial

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Princeton's WordNet4.0 / 2 votes

  1. deferent, deferential, regardfuladjective

    showing deference

    deferent, regardful


Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. deferentialadjective

    respectful, reverential

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD0.0 / 0 votes

  1. deferential

    Pertaining to the ductus deferens Note the elimination of words that have completely different meanings in lay English, eg deferential

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  1. Christopher Zoukis:

    We've had celebrity clients, who in some cases are used to sycophants falling all over them, for them, it can be difficult to become humble and deferential, yet that's what It takes to succeed in prison.

  2. Timothy Sandefur:

    Because the law is so deferential to tribal authority, it elevates tribal authority to the same level as biological parents, the law gives Indian tribes jurisdiction and violates the most basic principles of due process.

  3. Chris Edelson:

    Chief Justice Roberts seems to be in many cases taking a cautious approach deferential to the legislature, on health care and in his dissent on the marriage case, Roberts was reluctant to disturb decisions by elected officials.

  4. Stephen Legomsky:

    I think it does show that for the five Republican appointees on the court, deference to the executive branch policy positions will still be the rule of the day as long as they like the outcome. Those same justices were not deferential to President Obama with respect to( Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and( Deferred Action for Parents of Americans), but they are showing extreme deference to this President on this proclamation even on the face of explicitly discriminatory public statements, the court has shown it is willing to be very selective when it comes to showing deference to the President.

  5. Susan Collins:

    One has to question what has happened to (the FAA's safety) commitment - whether resource shortages have caused the agency to be too deferential to the aircraft manufacturer and whether it is really wise in the case of Boeing to have allowed the company to certify 96% of its own work.

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