deferentially


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def·er·en·tial

 (dĕf′ə-rĕn′shəl)
adj.
Marked by or exhibiting deference.

def′er·en′tial·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.deferentially - in a servile manner; "he always acts so deferentially around his supervisor"
2.deferentially - in a respectfully deferential manner; "he listened deferentially"
Translations

deferentially

[ˌdefəˈrenʃəlɪ] ADVdeferentemente, respetuosamente

deferentially

[ˌdɛfəˈrɛnʃəli] adv [speak, behave] → avec déférence

deferentially

References in classic literature ?
He had spoken courteously, deferentially, yet so firmly, so stubbornly, that for a long while she could make no answer.
Yes, Sir Ethelred," said the Assistant Commissioner, pressing deferentially the extended hand.
The buyer said nothing to him on the subject, but began to treat him a little more deferentially and presently gave him designs to do for two of the country customers.
Turning the horse sharply, he again jumped the ditch, and deferentially addressed the horseman with the white plumes, evidently suggesting that he should do the same.
Cavalletto had deferentially suggested the words and tune, supposing him to have stopped short for want of more.
Sowerberry, deferentially, 'this is the boy from the workhouse that I told you of.
These ladies were deferentially received by Miss Temple, as Mrs.
Such was the mode in which I often began these brief dialogues; the time was always just at the conclusion of the lesson; and motioning to her to rise, I installed myself in her place, allowing her to stand deferentially at my side; for I esteemed it wise and right in her case to enforce strictly all forms ordinarily in use between master and pupil; the rather because I perceived that in proportion as my manner grew austere and magisterial, hers became easy and self-possessed--an odd contradiction, doubtless, to the ordinary effect in such cases; but so it was.
Bread proposed, deferentially, to retire, but he checked her and put a lighted candle into her hand.
I listened deferentially to the end yet with every nerve in my body tingling in hostile response to the Blunt vibration, which seemed to have got into my very hair.
The cases are more monotonous, and one has to go through more fuss and listen more deferentially to nonsense.
He had slept well, and so it seemed that his head scarcely touched the pillow ere his man deferentially aroused him.