Definition of deferentially adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

deferentially

 adverb
adverb
BrE BrE//ˌdefəˈrenʃəli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdefəˈrenʃəli//
 
 
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in a way that shows that you respect somebody/something, especially somebody older or more senior than you