Definition of Deferential
showing respect and humility
Examples of Deferential in a sentence
People were always deferential to the military veteran and showed him respect every time he was in uniform.
The toddler’s deferential manners were reinforced by her mother who taught her always to be both humble and respectful.
Polite and deferential, the courteous wedding invitation oozed with graciousness from the bride and groom.
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