un-deferential

deferential

[def-uh-ren-shuhl]
adjective
showing deference; deferent; respectful.

Origin:
1815–25; after deference, by analogy with such pairs as residence: residential

deferentially, adverb
nondeferential, adjective
nondeferentially, adverb
overdeferential, adjective
overdeferentially, adverb
undeferential, adjective
undeferentially, adverb


courteous, regardful, dutiful, obedient, reverential.
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deferential (ˌdɛfəˈrɛnʃəl)
 
adj
marked by or showing deference or respect; respectful
 
defer'entially
 
adv

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deferential
1822, from deference; as a word in anatomy, from 1877. Related: Deferentially.
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deferential def·er·en·tial (děf'ə-rěn'shəl)
adj.
Of or relating to the vas deferens.

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