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Synonyms of diffident

Adjective


1. diffident, reserved (vs. unreserved)

usage: showing modest reserve; "she was diffident when offering a comment on the professor's lecture"

2. diffident (vs. confident), shy, timid, unsure

usage: lacking self-confidence; "stood in the doorway diffident and abashed"; "problems that call for bold not timid responses"; "a very unsure young man"

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