Deferential meaning

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The definition of deferential is behavior or actions that show respect.

An example of deferential behavior is when you stand up when a judge enters the room in order to show respect to the judge.

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Marked by or exhibiting deference.
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Showing deference; very respectful.
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(anatomy) Of, or relating to the vas deferens.
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Based on deference; based on the doctrine, ideology, or wishes of others rather than one's own conclusions.
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