Definition: a polite expression of regard or esteem
Part of Speech: Noun
Synonym(s): submission, acquiescence
Antonym(s): disregard, dishonor
1. With deference, the young woman bowed before the queen.
2. The unpopular president is not shown a great deal of deference by the media.
3. Although I despise my boss, I treat him with deference because he signs my paychecks.