Thesaurus / deferential
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
Some have questioned whether he assumed that the crowd would be deferential to police or wondered if he was too focused on his impending retirement.
HOUSE SECURITY CHIEF SAID LAWMAKER WARINESS OF MILITARY AT CAPITOL DROVE HIS RESISTANCE TO EARLY REQUEST FOR NATIONAL GUARDROSALIND HELDERMAN, BETH REINHARD, KAROUN DEMIRJIAN, CAROL D. LEONNIGJANUARY 19, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Humans, in a hierarchical organization, are naturally deferential.
WHAT IF YOUR COMPANY HAD NO RULES? (BONUS EPISODE)MARIA KONNIKOVASEPTEMBER 12, 2020FREAKONOMICS
There was in his manner towards her a mixture of business formality and the deferential attitude of a gentleman.
IN SEARCH OF THE UNKNOWNROBERT W. CHAMBERS
"Mademoiselle," I said, and my manner was as deferential as it might have been to her mistress.
THE ROSE OF OLD ST. LOUISMARY DILLON
Festooned flowers, deferential service, barbaric, subtly lascivious music—this waste would have fed those workers for years!
(placing an open copy of "Andromeda" in his hands with a charming air of deferential dictation).
"Shall be done, General," Marcus responded, with a deferential military salute.
BOYHOOD IN NORWAYHJALMAR HJORTH BOYESEN
The deferential hostility between the two women acknowledged an intervening chasm.
RHODA FLEMING, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
When she ceased, a gentleman approached the instrument and addressed her in terms of sympathy and deferential praise.
WORDS RELATED TO DEFERENTIAL
- bowing down
- a slave to
- at one's beck and call
- at one's mercy
- in one's clutches
- in one's pocket
- in one's power
- under one's thumb
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