Synonyms of deference


1. deference, respect, politeness, civility

usage: 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"

2. deference, respect, respectfulness, courtesy, good manners

usage: courteous regard for people's feelings; "in deference to your wishes"; "out of respect for his privacy"

3. complaisance, compliance, compliancy, obligingness, deference, agreeableness, agreeability

usage: a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others

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Definition and meaning of deference (Dictionary)