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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deferent, deferential, regardfuladjective

    showing deference

    Synonyms:
    deferent, regardful

    Antonyms:
    disrespectful

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. deferentialadjective

    Synonyms:
    respectful, reverential

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. deferential

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

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How to use deferential in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Oliver Nugent:

    You've got this big China pull, really extreme China tightness at the moment, but there's a very big quality deferential between the metal that's attracted into China and most of the metal that's left on the LME.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.


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