deferential

Part of speech: adverb

Deferentially.

Part of speech: adjective

Respectful.

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Usage examples "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", Anna Fuller.
  2. He stood on his own heath, or by his own fountain, but his neck had in it a deferential crook. - "Foes", Mary Johnston.
  3. Jack shot really well, and was smart and deferential. - "None Other Gods", Robert Hugh Benson.