deferent deferent

Definition(s):

  • (adj) showing deference

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • No lark could be happier than John Edgar Hoover, chief policeman of the land, who has found in Attorney General Frank Murphy the perfect, implacable, incorruptible yet deferent .

Quotes

  1. "The opposition, when in government, finally were dragged kicking and screaming to a position of dealing with climate change and did arrive at supporting a cap and trade system. What we see now is the opposition running a whole range of deferent...
    on Jul 10, 2008 By: Penny Wong Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. The film director SS Rajamouli said that "I'm doing first time something deferent with this movie; it will be Musical melody film".
    on Jun 26, 2010 By: SS Rajamouli Source: Education News Hyderabad

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