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Word of the Day - deference


deference – d eh f ax r ax n s


How to Pronounce - Deference
How to Pronounce - Deference

of being respectful of someone’s judgment

I gave him due deference.



Definition noun

respectful submission or yielding to the judgment, opinion, will, etc., of another.

respectful or courteous regard:


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Synonyms for deference

yielding


Dictionary Entries near deference

defensive back, defensive circle, defensive driving, defensive medicine, defer, deference, deferent, deferent duct, deferentectomy, deferential, deferentitis


First known usage

1640–50; <French déférence, Middle French, equivalent to defer(er) to defer2 + -ence


Word of the Day - deference
Word of the Day - deference

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