deference
[ def-er-uhns ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
from French déférence, from déférer ‘refer’
Synonyms
  • yielding
  • complaisance
  • submission
Antonyms
  • fight
  • disobedience
  • disregard
  • ignorance
  • noncompliance
Definition
respectful submission or yielding to the judgment, opinion, will, etc., of another
Example
When the new boss was hired, the team acted with deference and compliance to her wishes.
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