- The definition of deferential is behavior or actions that show respect.
An example ofdeferential behavior is when you stand up when a judge enters the room in order to show respect to the judge.
deferential definition by Webster's New World
showing deference; very respectful
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- deferentially adverb
deferential definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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Marked by or exhibiting deference.
- defˌer·enˈtial·ly adverb
deferential - Medical Definition
Of or relating to the vas deferens.