difference vs. deference – The Correct Way to Use Each | Confusing Words
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Difference

Definition:

the quality of being unlike or dissimilar

Examples:

there are many differences between jazz and rock

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Deference

Definition:

a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard

Examples:

his deference to her wishes was very flattering

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