diffident definition

  • adjective:
    • Lacking or marked by deficiencies in confidence; bashful and timid. See Synonyms at shy1.
    • Reserved in way.
    • : Lacking confidence in other individuals; distrustful.
    • Lacking self-confidence in one's self; distrustful of the very own abilities; perhaps not self-reliant; fearful; moderate; bashful; described as modest book.
    • Wanting self-confidence in others; distrustful.
    • Wanting self-confidence within one's self; distrustful of your own powers; maybe not self-reliant; fearful; moderate; bashful; characterized by modest book.
    • showing small book
    • lacking confidence
    • Lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; timid and timid. See Synonyms at shy1.
    • Reserved in fashion.
    • : Lacking self-confidence in other people; distrustful.
    • Lacking self-confidence in one single's self; distrustful of one's very own abilities; maybe not self-reliant; fearful; small; bashful; characterized by modest book.
    • Wanting self-confidence in other individuals; distrustful.
    • Wanting self-confidence within one's self; distrustful of your very own abilities; not self-reliant; timid; modest; bashful; characterized by moderate book.
    • showing modest reserve
    • lacking self-confidence
  • others:
    • Distrustful; desiring confidence in another's energy, will, or sincerity.
    • Distrustful of your respective self; not confident; reserved; fearful; bashful: because, a diffident youth.
    • Synonyms Bashful, shamefaced, sheepish.
    • Distrustful; desiring confidence an additional's power, will, or sincerity.
    • Distrustful of the self; maybe not confident; set aside; shy; bashful: because, a diffident childhood.
    • Synonyms Bashful, shamefaced, sheepish.

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