Definition of 'deferential'
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Around women in public, he appeared polite and deferential. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Those officials that remain are more deferential. Times, Sunday Times (2013)By reaching out to the country she reinvented the idea of monarchy for a less deferential age. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Do Britons not see tipping as an anachronistic relic of a deferential society? Times, Sunday Times (2010)The patients are less deferential and trusting than they are in Britain. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Britain is now a less deferential, more democratic, more open society. Times, Sunday Times (2010)His experimentation had to stick within the very strict confines of court tastes and, some say, remained unduly deferential. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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