What does the word deferential mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Deferentially.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Respectful.

Usage examples for deferential

  1. " Buon giorno, Signore," said Nanni, and Daymond found himself returning the salutation with a courtesy that was little short of deferential. – A Venetian June by Anna Fuller
  2. Jack shot really well, and was smart and deferential. – None Other Gods by Robert Hugh Benson