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Definition of deferential adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

deferential

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌdefəˈrenʃl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdefəˈrenʃl//
 
deferential (towards somebody)
 
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showing that you respect somebody/something, especially somebody older or more senior than you He was always deferential towards his mentor. a deferential tone