Definitions for deferenceˈdɛf ər əns
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
def•er•enceˈdɛf ər əns(n.)
respectful yielding to the opinion, will, etc., of another:
in deference to her wishes.
respectful or courteous regard.
Origin of deference:
1640–50; < F déférence < MF defer(er) to defer2
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"
deference, respect, respectfulness(noun)
courteous regard for people's feelings
"in deference to your wishes"; "out of respect for his privacy"
complaisance, compliance, compliancy, obligingness, deference(noun)
a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others
The children treated their elders with deference.
The willingness to carry out the wishes of others.
By tidying his room, he showed deference to his mother.
a yielding of judgment or preference from respect to the wishes or opinion of another; submission in opinion; regard; respect; complaisance
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
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
willingness to consider the wishes etc of others
He always treats his mother with deference.
- eerbied, ontsag, respekAfrikaans
- إعْتِبار، إحْتِرام، تَبْجيلArabic
- deferênciaPortuguese (BR)
- úcta, ohled; podřízenostCzech
- die EhrerbietungGerman
- respekt; agtelseDanish
- ملاحظه؛ تمکینFarsi
- הָכנָעָה, כִּיבּוּדHebrew
- आदर करनाHindi
- popustljivost, uslužnostCroatian
- sikap patuhIndonesian
- virðing, tillitssemiIcelandic
- cieņa; godbijībaLatvian
- sikap patuhMalay
- hensyn, respekt,ærbødighetNorwegian
- poważanie, szacunekPolish
- ملاحظه؛ تمکینPersian
- خوښه، رضا، چمتوالى، تيارىPashto
- deferenţă, consideraţieRomanian
- hänsyn, aktning, respektSwedish
- saygı, hürmetTurkish
- 聽從Chinese (Trad.)
- повага; пошанаUkrainian
- کسی کے مشورے یا خواہش کو قبول کرناUrdu
- sự tôn trọngVietnamese
- 听从Chinese (Simp.)
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