Definition of Deferential

1. Adjective. Showing deference.

Exact synonyms: Deferent, Regardful
Similar to: Respectful
Derivative terms: Defer, Deference, Deference, Deference, Deference, Deference, Deference



Definition of Deferential

1. a. Expressing deference; accustomed to defer.

Definition of Deferential

1. Adjective. respectful and considerate; showing deference ¹

2. Adjective. (anatomy) of, or relating to the vas deferens ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Deferential

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Deferential

1. Relating to the ductus deferens. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deferential

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Literary usage of Deferential

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1. George Eliot's Works by George Eliot (1894)
"A TOO deferential MAN. A LITTLE unpremeditated insincerity must be ... He is the superlatively deferential man, and walks about with murmured wonder at the ..."

2. A Practical treatise on sexual disorders of the male and female by Robert William Taylor (1905)
"The impediment may occur in the seminal vesicles, the deferential ... LESIONS OF THE SEMINAL VESICLES AND deferential ..."

3. Marriage as a Trade by Cicely Mary Hamilton (1909)
"MODERN chivalry, then, has been narrowed down, if not in theory, at any rate in practice, to a code of deferential behaviour affecting such matters and ..."

4. The Flag-ship: Or, A Voyage Around the World in the United States Frigate by Fitch Waterman Taylor (1840)
"The next more deferential mark of consideration is a low bow, ... The third, still more deferential, is bending the knee, as if about to kneel. ..."

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