deference definition

  • noun:
    • Submission or polite yielding towards the opinion, desires, or judgment of some other.
    • polite respect. See Synonyms at honor.
    • Great value.
    • The determination to undertake the wishes of other people.
    • A yielding of wisdom or choice from value to your wishes or opinion of some other; submitting in viewpoint; respect; value; complaisance.
    • A yielding in viewpoint; distribution to the viewpoint, view, or wish of another; for this reason, regard, value, or submission as a whole: as, a blind deference to expert.
    • a courteous phrase (by word or deed) of esteem or respect
    • polite regard for folks's feelings
    • a disposition or habit of yield towards the will of others

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