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deferential

adjective uk   us   /ˌdef.əˈren.ʃəl/
polite and showing respect: She is always extremely deferential towards anyone in authority.
deferentially
adverb uk   us   /-i/
They bowed deferentially as she came into the room.
Translations of “deferential”
in Chinese (Traditional) 尊重的,尊敬的,恭敬的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 尊重的,尊敬的,恭敬的…
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