Example sentences for: deferential

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

  • The fourth-year forward hopes to shed his deferential reputation: "I think I can be the best player in the NBA, and I want to show it."

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

  • Rodman is also popular because his rebellion and mad behavior are welcome in a world where we're expected to be deferential and compliant.

  • 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.


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