Synonym: complaisance, compliance, compliancy, obligingness, respect, respectfulness. Similar words: reference, preference, conference, difference, make a difference, coherence, irreverence, different. Meaning: ['defərəns] n. 1. a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard 2. courteous regard for people's feelings 3. a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others.
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1. He treats her with such deference.
2. The actress was accorded all the deference of a visiting celebrity.
3. We all showed deference to his skill.
4. She spoke with great deference.
5. Why do you treat your boss with such deference?
6. The traditional menu was changed in deference to Western tastes.
7. The old sense of deference and restraint in royal reporting has vanished.
8. The flags were lowered out of deference to the bereaved family.
9. In deference to our host I decided not to challenge his controversial remarks.
10. The women wore veils in deference to the customs of the country.
11. They were married in church out of deference to their parents'wishes.
12. He treated Dean with extreme deference.
13. Visiting officials were treated with great deference.
14. It made her skin crawl, the deference.
15. The body was treated with no special deference.
16. Mutual deference could scarcely be carried farther.
17. Are they treated with excessive deference or friendly banter?
18. That deference towards the well-disposed reader is hard to find in later criticism - for good reason, no doubt.
19. Nevertheless, in deference to the arguments of counsel, I will add further comments of my own.
20. And yet, I overstated the barber's deference and this made me misunderstand, crucially, Waugh's novel.
21. But in deference to Mr. Howell's arguments I will shortly indicate my views in my own words.
22. Who was he to deserve this devotion, or deference or homage or passion or allowance?
23. Lowe couldn't handle all the deference that went with even minor royalty.
23. Sentencedict.com try its best to gather and make good sentences.
24. In deference to all concerned in the service there was no publicity given to the story of the forgotten air mail.
25. The politics of deference - the rich man in his castle the poor man at his gate - held change in check.
26. That the other women had never shown any deference to that status was a perennial aggravation.
27. His manipulation of impudence and deference was too assured for that.
28. No longer will high status evoke deference and admiration or envy and resentment from those in less worthy positions.
29. Children are taught to treat their parents and teachers with deference?
30. Lewis was annoyed that Adam did not show enough respect and deference to him.
More similar words: reference, preference, conference, difference, make a difference, coherence, irreverence, different, indifferent, differentiate, defend, defense, refer, defender, prefer, defensive, defendant, refer to, preferable, French, interfere, inherent, currency, interfere in, inherently, trenchant, interfere with, serendipity, belligerent, fence.