Define Diffident Meaning


1. (archaic): Lacking confidence in others; distrustful.

2. Lacking confidence in one's self; distrustful of one's own powers; not self-reliant; timid; modest; bashful; characterized by modest reserve.

"Man, Robert lacks confidence in others and is so distrustful."

Y'know, there's a word for that. It's called diffident.

"Man, Robert is so diffident."

Now you're learning.
By Shayne
the quality or state of being diffident; timidity or shyness

the youth sat down as directed, but reluctantly and with diffidence.
By Kaye