Definition of 'diffident'
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All this lends a rather diffident tone to her memoir. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)No praise is too high for a man whose somewhat diffident public persona masks a character who is as tough as nails. The Sun (2012)For much of the time he appeared to be an ego in retreat, his manner diffident and apparently shy. Times, Sunday Times (2006)There's always been something rather diffident about Lively. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Used Occasionally. diffident is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'diffident'
British English: diffident ADJECTIVE
Someone who is diffident is rather shy and does not enjoy talking about themselves.
She was diffident and reserved.
Definition of diffident from the Collins English Dictionary
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