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Definition 1: lacking self-confidence - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where diffident or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • stood in the doorway diffident and abashed
  • problems that call for bold not timid responses
  • a very unsure young man

Synonyms for diffident in the sense of this definition

(... are attributes of diffident) a feeling of trust (in someone or something)

"I have confidence in our team" "confidence is always borrowed, never owned"

Definition 2: showing modest reserve - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where diffident or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she was diffident when offering a comment on the professor's lecture

(diffident is similar to ...) marked by self-restraint and reticence

"was habitually reserved in speech, withholding her opinion"

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