Synonyms for deference

Grammar : Noun
Spell : def-er-uh ns
Phonetic Transcription : ˈdɛf ər əns

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Définition of deference

Origin :
  • 1640s, from French déférence (16c.), from déférer (see defer (v.2)).
  • noun obedience, compliance
  • noun attention, homage
Example sentences :
  • Garson, however, was unconvinced, notwithstanding his deference to the judgment of his leader.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • Yes, sir; but not my anxiety for your approbation, and my deference for your opinion.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • He spoke with deference, but nevertheless there was a touch of reproach in his tone.
  • Extract from : « Jennie Baxter, Journalist » by Robert Barr
  • Perhaps her deference to my uncle made me feel as if she and I were more on a level.
  • Extract from : « Wilfrid Cumbermede » by George MacDonald
  • Clotilde, herself, ceasing to smile, seemed to listen to him with deference.
  • Extract from : « Doctor Pascal » by Emile Zola
  • Why all this deference to Alfred and Scanderbeg and Gustavus?
  • Extract from : « Essays, First Series » by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • His fellow prisoners began to show him deference in their own rude way.
  • Extract from : « The Scapegoat » by Hall Caine
  • I had never yet been paid by any the deference that was my due.
  • Extract from : « The Strolling Saint » by Raphael Sabatini
  • It was as if they had but waited mute and still out of deference to Oliver.
  • Extract from : « The Sea-Hawk » by Raphael Sabatini
  • And already her manner had assumed the deference of one seeking direction.
  • Extract from : « Davenport Dunn, Volume 1 (of 2) » by Charles James Lever

Antonyms for deference

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