Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun deference

3 senses of deference

Sense 1
deference, respect -- (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")
       => politeness, civility -- (the act of showing regard for others)

Sense 2
deference, respect, respectfulness -- (courteous regard for people's feelings; "in deference to your wishes"; "out of respect for his privacy")
       => courtesy, good manners -- (a courteous manner)

Sense 3
complaisance, compliance, compliancy, obligingness, deference -- (a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others)
       => agreeableness, agreeability -- (a temperamental disposition to be agreeable)

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