(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. deferentially, regardfully, reverentially, decorously, ceremoniously, attentively, courteously, politely, considerately, with all respect, with due respect, with the highest respect, in deference to; see also politely .
Ant. rudely*, disrespectfully, impudently.

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