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1. deference

noun. ['ˈdɛfɝəns, ˈdɛfrəns'] a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard.

Synonyms

  • props
  • civility
  • homage
  • respect
  • last respects
  • politeness

Antonyms

  • uncivil
  • incivility
  • civil
  • disesteem

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Rhymes with Deference

  • preference
  • reference

How do you pronounce deference?

Pronounce deference as ˈdɛfərəns.

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Sentences with deference


1. Noun, singular or mass
Naturally submissive dogs are often very keen to show deference to other dogs and people.

2. deference

noun. ['ˈdɛfɝəns, ˈdɛfrəns'] a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others.

Synonyms

  • obligingness
  • agreeableness
  • compliance
  • complaisance
  • agreeability

Antonyms

  • disrespect
  • look down on
  • reject
  • dishonor

3. deference

noun. ['ˈdɛfɝəns, ˈdɛfrəns'] courteous regard for people's feelings.

Synonyms

  • courtesy
  • respect
  • good manners

Antonyms

  • impolite
  • polite
  • impoliteness
  • unpleasantness
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