Translation of deference in Spanish:


deferencia, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈdɛf(ə)rəns//ˈdɛf(ə)r(ə)ns/


  • 1formal

    deferencia feminine
    to treat sb with deference tratar a algn con deferencia
    • out of deference to sb/sth por deferencia a algn/algo
    • in deference to sb/sth por deferencia a algn/algo
    • But our relationship should be one of mature partnership not one of undue deference.
    • Arrogance is not an attractive trait, but surely it beats passive deference?
    • The judgment made by the defendant as the primary decision maker should be accorded due deference by the court.
    • An embarrassing four-year period of media deference to the president and his policies has ended.
    • For a court to do otherwise is for a court to fail to show proper deference to a legislative authority.
    • Traditional class boundaries have been eroded and deference has all but disappeared from British society.
    • He confirms this shyly, perhaps out of deference to his employer, who trained with White and later became his great rival.
    • It was those very values of deference, place and the proper order of things which brought this country to the brink of collapse after the war.
    • In his view, the article requires respect for family life not automatic deference to family decisions.
    • But a loss of deference is very different from a loss of respect for other people.
    • It was typical of a Queen who, in her own words, thoroughly disliked pomposity and ritual deference.
    • They must give due deference to the decisions of the inspectors and the Secretary of State.
    • Elizabeth II came to the throne when Britain still enjoyed a society where deference joined with self respect.
    • What has almost disappeared is deference towards the lower classes.
    • In a previous era he'd have been a gardener on a large estate, and still retains all of his deference to people he considers his betters.
    • The wasn't much sign of deference either, the shouted questions were pretty direct.
    • The prisoners were all perfectly submissive and paid every deference to the wishes of those in whose custody they were placed.
    • Even when this process is taking place, there is still a battle against old ideas and the habits of deference and submission.
    • In coming to terms with this situation, teachers need to accept the loss of some traditional deference.
    • Already their experiment shows signs of failure, and that in a society notable for its deference to authority and tradition.