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deferential

 [def″er-en´shal]
pertaining to the ductus deferens.

def·er·en·tial

(def'ĕr-en'shăl),
Relating to the ductus deferens.

deferential

/def·er·en·tial/ (-en´shal) pertaining to the ductus deferens.

def·er·en·tial

(def'ĕr-en'shăl)
Relating to the ductus deferens.

deferential

pertaining to the ductus deferens.
References in classic literature ?
At last the younger woman said in her previous deferential, coaxing tone,--
The pupils cared little for a companion who had no grand stories to tell about home; no friends to come with post-horses, and be received in all humility, with cake and wine, by the governess; no deferential servant to attend and bear her home for the holidays; nothing genteel to talk about, and nothing to display.
Politeness is all very well, but he's so deferential nowadays that it seems time for this Old McDonald to retire to a farm.
SIR - What a pleasure it is at last to read the comments of a television critic who speaks his mind and is in no way deferential to those responsible for Welsh-language programmes (The Western Mail, September 7).
As restrictions based on property began to disappear in the early nineteenth century, the new mass political parties gathered theese new voters into a much more participatory and much less deferential political culture.
A moderate in a collegium of conservatives, she left her mark on policy, too: urging her husband to ditch the concept of the Soviet Union as "evil empire" and ensuring that his inner circle stayed loyal and deferential.
People are terribly deferential to me, and I'm thinking, 'I'm a dog-faced actor.
Instead of giving the PM a hard time, he was unusually deferential.
And those times invited a more deferential attitude towards royalty, underpinned by a tacit understanding that excess and questionable behaviour would attract little public comment.
Moreover, many refused to play the role of the deferential servant.
A talented playmaker, Demitra can be deferential with the puck.
Yet a study has found that women believe that they have to be likeable, sociable, deferential, attractive in personality and good at team building and communication.