Meaning of “deferential” in the English Dictionary

"deferential" in British English

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deferentialadjective

uk /ˌdef.əˈren.ʃəl/ us /ˌdef.əˈren.ʃəl/
deferentially
adverb uk /ˌdef.əˈren.ʃəl.i/ us /ˌdef.əˈren.ʃəl.i/

They bowed deferentially as she came into the room.

(Definition of “deferential” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)