Noun Definition


1.Definition: a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard

"His deference to her wishes was very flattering", "Be sure to give my respects to the dean"

Related Noun(s):respect

Category: General

2.Definition: a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others

Related Noun(s):complaisance, compliance, compliancy

Category: General

3.Definition: courteous regard for people's feelings

"In deference to your wishes", "Out of respect for his privacy"

Related Noun(s):respect, respectfulness

Category: General