Noun(1) a courteous expression (by word or deed(2) courteous regard for people's feelings(3) a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others
(1) It was typical of a Queen who, in her own words, thoroughly disliked pomposity and ritual deference .(2) In a previous era he'd have been a gardener on a large estate, and still retains all of his deference to people he considers his betters.(3) Already their experiment shows signs of failure, and that in a society notable for its deference to authority and tradition.(4) Elizabeth II came to the throne when Britain still enjoyed a society where deference joined with self respect.(5) He confirms this shyly, perhaps out of deference to his employer, who trained with White and later became his great rival.(6) But a loss of deference is very different from a loss of respect for other people.(7) In his view, the article requires respect for family life not automatic deference to family decisions.(8) he addressed her with the deference due to age(9) But our relationship should be one of mature partnership not one of undue deference .(10) Traditional class boundaries have been eroded and deference has all but disappeared from British society.(11) In coming to terms with this situation, teachers need to accept the loss of some traditional deference .(12) Even when this process is taking place, there is still a battle against old ideas and the habits of deference and submission.(13) Arrogance is not an attractive trait, but surely it beats passive deference ?(14) What has almost disappeared is deference towards the lower classes.(15) They must give due deference to the decisions of the inspectors and the Secretary of State.(16) The prisoners were all perfectly submissive and paid every deference to the wishes of those in whose custody they were placed.
(1) deference :: سوفير
1. respect ::
2. complaisance ::
1. defiance ::
2. disobedience ::
3. recalcitrance ::
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