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def·er·ent 1

 (dĕf′ər-ənt, dĕf′rənt)
Showing deference; deferential.

def·er·ent 2

 (dĕf′ər-ənt, dĕf′rənt)
1. Anatomy Carrying down or away. Used of a duct or vessel.
2. Serving or adapted to carry or transport.

[Middle English defferent, from Latin dēferēns, dēferent-, present participle of dēferre, to carry away; see defer2.]


another word for deferential


(Physiology) (esp of a bodily nerve, vessel, or duct) conveying an impulse, fluid, etc, outwards, down, or away; efferent
(Astronomy) astronomy (in the Ptolemaic system) a circle centred on the earth around which the centre of the epicycle was thought to move
[C17: from Latin dēferre; see defer2]


(ˈdɛf ər ənt)

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.deferent - showing deference
respectful - full of or exhibiting respect; "respectful behavior"; "a respectful glance"


a. deferente, hacia afuera.
References in classic literature ?
The Wizard now arose and made a low bow to Ozma and another less deferent bow to the assembled company.
The parties have no election commissioner to elect office bearer through the election-based system for deferent wings of the party and that was the reason that there are always differences among the leaders of deferent wings of the party.
Tenders are invited for Supply And Fixing Of Sign Board At Deferent Road In District Gautambudhnagar.
Yet the hacks and #MeToo starlets, like their academic counterparts, concerned not in the least with truth, but only with career and, as if somehow courageous, finally come out of the darkness, one after the next--from the former president to the former presidential candidate and the rest of the other see-no-evil, hear-no-evil party-line feministas--, each to accuse and denigrate their movie-mogul pervert friend, after remaining cowardly silent, deferent, and complicit for years, fully aware of his Sharia-like special treatment for women.
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Averted, no eye contact: Appeasing, deferent or fearful (avoidance); may be a subtle flick of the eyes, or may turn entire head away
Furqan added that he has informed police regarding this incident and police are investigating the matter with deferent angles.
Qatar Petroleum's activities cover deferent levels of oil and gas industry locally, regionally and globally.
However, I seriously doubt that in those circumstances boards are excessively deferent to an outgoing CEO reluctant to yield power.
Our relationships with the countries of the world will not only not be damaged -- they will improve over time, because the countries of the world respect strong countries that stand their ground, and they do not respect weak countries that are deferent and bow their heads.
A large number of judges, lawyers and civil society members offered funeral prayers in-absentia at deferent courts for the martyred.
Since many are pulling in deferent directions it is difficult to come to a common understanding.