diffident
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈdɪfɪdənt/
Adjective

diffident

  1. (archaic) Lacking confidence in others; distrustful.
  2. Lacking self-confidence; timid; modest
    Synonyms: timid, modest
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, chapter VIII, in The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling. In Six Volumes, volume (please specify ), London: Printed by A[ndrew] Millar, […], OCLC 928184292 ↗, book IV:
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