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deferential

[def-uh-ren-shuh l] /ˌdɛf əˈrɛn ʃəl/
adjective
1.
showing deference; deferent; respectful.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; after deference, by analogy with such pairs as residence: residential
Related forms
deferentially, adverb
nondeferential, adjective
nondeferentially, adverb
overdeferential, adjective
overdeferentially, adverb
undeferential, adjective
undeferentially, adverb
Synonyms
courteous, regardful, dutiful, obedient, reverential.
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British Dictionary definitions for un deferential

deferential

/ˌdɛfəˈrɛnʃəl/
adjective
1.
marked by or showing deference or respect; respectful
Derived Forms
deferentially, adverb
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Word Origin and History for un deferential

deferential

adj.

1822, from deferent + -ial; as a word in anatomy, from 1877. Related: Deferentially.

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un deferential in Medicine

deferential def·er·en·tial (děf'ə-rěn'shəl)
adj.
Of or relating to the vas deferens.

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