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