Synonyms for deference
Antonyms for deference
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEFERENCE
Garson, however, was unconvinced, notwithstanding his deference to the judgment of his leader.
Yes, sir; but not my anxiety for your approbation, and my deference for your opinion.
He spoke with deference, but nevertheless there was a touch of reproach in his tone.
Perhaps her deference to my uncle made me feel as if she and I were more on a level.
Clotilde, herself, ceasing to smile, seemed to listen to him with deference.
Why all this deference to Alfred and Scanderbeg and Gustavus?
His fellow prisoners began to show him deference in their own rude way.
I had never yet been paid by any the deference that was my due.
It was as if they had but waited mute and still out of deference to Oliver.
And already her manner had assumed the deference of one seeking direction.
1640s, from French déférence (16c.), from déférer (see defer (v.2)).