Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Wikipedia.
Related to deferentially: differentially
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • adv

Synonyms for deferentially

in a servile manner


References in classic literature ?
Not stupid," interrupted the Assistant Commissioner, contradicting deferentially.
Then turning deferentially to the stranger with the grand air, "A ward of mine, your, Excellency.
On my deferentially inquiring why, they will answer, 'These things are above their station.
The old disgrace, who had been deferentially bowing a pace or two off (for Little Dorrit had let his arm go in her wonder, when Fanny began), and who had been hustled and cursed by impatient passengers for stopping the way, rejoined his companion, rather giddy, and said,
Sowerberry, deferentially, 'this is the boy from the workhouse that I told you of.
Much as you do, sir,' returned the old man, with his hands under opposite cuffs of his loose sleeves, as he stood at the table, deferentially observant of the master's face.
Ay, ay, sir,' deferentially, and on the quiet let the thing slip overboard.
Smithie bowed deferentially to Sir Thomas Clubber; and Sir Thomas Clubber acknowledged the salute with conscious condescension.
She had not long to wait before the punctual attorney entered, knitting his brow with an examining glance at the stout blond woman who rose, curtsying deferentially,--a tallish man, with an aquiline nose and abundant iron-gray hair.
But the restaurant employees refer to him automatically and deferentially as "Mr.
But observing from the sidelines, it is impossible to see who is leading whom; for the immediate participants, this question dissolves as they deferentially bow and curtsy toward one another.
The X-Factor judge was snapped on a jet-ski, jouncing along the ocean waves that deferentially lap the sand dunes near his Bahamas mansion.
Courts could have answered that claim, for example, by insisting on a role for judicial review of detention but then inquiring deferentially whether the government's own analytic assessment was reasonable.
On appeal, the Federal Circuit reviews a finding of (in)operability and the factual issues underlying enablement deferentially.
The Florida Supreme Court's failure to respect the deferentially expressed concerns in Bush I made it appear that the state court had little regard for constitutional concerns of its superior court.