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Synonyms for deferential
ˌdɛf əˈrɛn ʃəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deferent, deferential, regardful(adj)

    showing deference

    deferent, regardful


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. deferential(a.)

    respectful, reverential

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  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. Navy Adm. Giuseppe De Giorgi:

    As an old seaman, I offer my deferential salute to the ship captain for having done his job with great dignity and competence, he was last off, as a captain should be.

  2. 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.

  3. Jeff Kingston:

    The point is they have to be cute and sexy and push all the buttons of the deferential and pure girl that appeals to guys.

  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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