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General dictionaries General (29 matching dictionaries)
  1. deference: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. deference: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. deference: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. deference: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. deference: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. deference: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Deference, deference: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. deference: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. deference: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. deference: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. deference: V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary [home, info]
  12. deference: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  13. deference: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  14. Deference, deference: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  15. deference: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. deference: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. Deference: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  18. Deference: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  19. deference: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  20. deference: Rhymezone [home, info]
  21. deference: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  22. deference: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  23. deference: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  24. deference: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  25. deference: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  26. deference: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  27. deference: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (1 matching dictionary)
  1. deference: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. deference: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (1 matching dictionary)
  1. deference: online medical dictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (1 matching dictionary)
  1. deference: Sound-Alike Words [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. deference: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (deference)

noun:  a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard ("His deference to her wishes was very flattering")
noun:  courteous regard for people's feelings ("In deference to your wishes")
noun:  a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others

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Words similar to deference:   complaisance, compliance, compliancy, obligingness, respect, respectfulness, more...

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