Definitions for deferenceˈdɛf ər əns

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  1. deference, respect(noun)

    a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard

    "his deference to her wishes was very flattering"; "be sure to give my respects to the dean"

  2. deference, respect, respectfulness(noun)

    courteous regard for people's feelings

    "in deference to your wishes"; "out of respect for his privacy"

  3. complaisance, compliance, compliancy, obligingness, deference(noun)

    a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. deference(Noun)

    Great respect.

    The children treated their elders with deference.

  2. deference(Noun)

    The willingness to carry out the wishes of others.

    By tidying his room, he showed deference to his mother.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Deference(noun)

    a yielding of judgment or preference from respect to the wishes or opinion of another; submission in opinion; regard; respect; complaisance

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  1. Deference

    Deference is the condition of submitting to the espoused, legitimate influence of one's superior or superiors. Deference implies a yielding or submitting to the judgment of a recognized superior out of respect or reverence. Deference has been studied extensively by political scientists, sociologists, and psychologists.

Translations for deference

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  • отстъпка, почит, съобразяванеBulgarian
  • ærbødighedDanish
  • Ehrerbietung, Respekt, AchtungGerman
  • σεβασμόςGreek
  • deferenciaSpanish
  • arvonanto, kunnioitusFinnish
  • déférence, respectFrench
  • deferenzaItalian
  • kauanuanuMāori
  • eerbied, gehoorzaamheidDutch
  • deferențăRomanian
  • послуша́ние, почте́ние, респе́кт, поко́рность, уступчивость, уваже́ние, почита́ниеRussian
  • hänsyn, aktning, vördnad, respektSwedish
  • hürmetTurkish

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