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Based on deference; based on the doctrine, ideology, or wishes of others rather than one's own conclusions.
The young are deferential to their elders.
Jetr met his gaze with a small smile and deferential bow of his head.
Of this quality there was no trace in his manner, which was courteous, conciliatory and even deferential; nor in his speech, which breathed an almost exaggerated humility.
They are all very deferential to each other so unlike life at home.
Obviously you must be polite, but don't be too deferential, and remember the power of eye contact.
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