- = respect, regard, consideration, attention, honour, esteem, courtesy, homage, reverence, politeness, civility, veneration, thoughtfulness •
Out of deference to his feelings, I refrained from commenting.
opposites: contempt, disregard, disrespect, rudeness, dishonour, lack of respect, irreverence, insolence, impertinence, impudence, discourtesy, incivility, impoliteness
- = obedience, yielding, submission, compliance, capitulation, acquiescence, obeisance, complaisance •
a chain of social command linked by deference to authority
opposites: disobedience, insubordination, revolt, noncompliance, nonobservance
'deference' in Other Languages
- British English: deference Deference is a polite and respectful attitude towards someone, especially because they have an important position. NOUN...the older political tradition of deference to great leaders.
- Brazilian Portuguese: deferência
- Chinese: 敬重
- European Spanish: deferencia
- French: déférence
- German: Respekt
- Italian: deferenza
- Japanese: 敬意
- Korean: 경의
- Portuguese: deferência
- Spanish: deferencia
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