Definitions of deference:
  • noun:   a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard
    Example: "His deference to her wishes was very flattering"
  • noun:   courteous regard for people's feelings
    Example: "In deference to your wishes"
  • noun:   a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others

Related words...
Descriptive words...

Search for deference at other dictionaries: OneLook, Oxford, American Heritage, Merriam-Webster, Wikipedia

See deference used in context: 1 rhyme, several books and articles.

Help  Advanced  Feedback  Android  iPhone/iPad  API  Blog  Privacy

Copyright © 2020 Datamuse