deferential[ def-uh-ren-shuhl ]SEE DEFINITION OF deferential
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEFERENTIAL
She beamed at my appearance, and her every word was caressing and deferential.
I saw it in every deferential gesture of his body, and every modulated tone of his voice.
The Chief Inspector stood it well, deferential but inscrutable.
With a deferential flourish the waiter brought him the menu-card.
Like lightning Ferry's sword was out, but he only gave it a deferential sweep.
I am sure he laughed at me in secret; but nothing could be more polite and deferential.
"Certainly, sir," said the clerk, who was polite and deferential.
"This is the man," said the chief warder, with a deferential bow.
"This is unworthy of you, madam," said he, his tone grave and deferential.
Tamb' Itam, deferential, hinted at preparations for defence.
RELATED WORDS AND SYNONYMS FOR DEFERENTIAL
- bowing down