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deferencenoun [U]

 us   /ˈdef·ə·rəns/
respect shown for another person esp. because of that person’s experience, knowledge, age, or power: In deference to nature lovers, the town refused to grant a permit to builders who would have filled in a swamp used by many birds.
deferential
adjective  us   /ˌdef·əˈren·tʃəl/
A smart lawyer is always deferential to a judge.
(Definition of deference from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “deference”
in Chinese (Simplified) 尊重,尊敬…
in Turkish saygı, hürmet, nezaket…
in Russian почтение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 尊重,尊敬…
in Polish szacunek…
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A bunch of stuff about plurals
A bunch of stuff about plurals
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