Example sentences for: deferential

How can you use “deferential” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • At $500,000 a year, Met General Manager Joseph Volpe is well paid, but not absurdly so, for someone who runs a $150 million-a-year business and has to deal with malingering divas instead of deferential corporate vice presidents.

  • Annan is building an organization we can live with, one that is smaller, better run, and more deferential to the United States.

  • Until the late '60s, the Senate was deferential to the (many fewer) presidential nominees.

  • 1) Monica is the kind of woman who has a cell phone; 2) Monica is deferential to authority; and 3) Monica is not feeling too confident.

  • Prudie thanks you for expanding on her answer, as she is always deferential to physicians.


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