Meaning of diffident

dif•fi•dent

Pronunciation: (dif'i-dunt), [key]
— adj.
  1. lacking confidence in one's own ability, worth, or fitness; timid; shy.
  2. restrained or reserved in manner, conduct, etc.
  3. distrustful.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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