Talk:Deference

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This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the Deference page.


Introduction[edit]

The introduction's focus on some particular usages of the word may not be an appropriate definition of the concept. Here is what my dictionary says about the word, in full: "Courteous, respectful, or ingratiating regard for another's wishes. syn: see Honor". It does not always entail, and several quotations in this article do not reflect or refer to, a position of inferiority. ~ Ningauble (talk) 19:27, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

I agree that the intro should be revised for the more general use of the word, without connotations to any forms of rank. I would revise it myself, but must be leaving very soon, and don’t have time to do much more than agree right now. ~ Kalki·· 19:58, 31 March 2014 (UTC)
Ended up trimming the thing now, after all, in a way I believe appropriate. I was surprised to see that the rather limited and fallacious definition which was here is the one currently used at Wikipedia. ~ Kalki·· 20:09, 31 March 2014 (UTC)
Well, it is an encyclopedia that anyone can edit. It is not uncommon for people there to cite sources that have a narrow perspective without realizing that it is a narrow perspective. ~ Ningauble (talk) 20:21, 31 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the changes made. I went strictly by wikipedia article as the source for the lead.--Nvvchar (talk) 07:49, 1 April 2014 (UTC)