Associations to the word «Deference»


DEFERENCE, noun. Great respect.
DEFERENCE, noun. The willingness to carry out the wishes of others.

Dictionary definition

DEFERENCE, noun. 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".
DEFERENCE, noun. Courteous regard for people's feelings; "in deference to your wishes"; "out of respect for his privacy".
DEFERENCE, noun. A disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others.

Wise words

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Ernest Hemingway