HyperDic: diffident

English > 2 senses of the word diffident:
ADJECTIVEalldiffidentshowing modest reserve
alldiffident, shy, timid, unsurelacking self-confidence
English > diffident: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningshowing modest reserve.
Example"she was diffident when offering a comment on the professor's lecture"
Broaderreservedmarked by self-restraint and reticence
Spanishdiscreto, reservado
Nounsdiffidencelack of self-confidence
English > diffident: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningLacking self-confidence.
Example"stood in the doorway diffident and abashed"
Synonymsshy, timid, unsure
Attribute ofconfidenceA feeling of trust (in someone or something)
OppositeconfidentHaving or marked by confidence or assurance
Spanishdifidente, inseguro, tímido, vergonzoso
Catalaninsegur, tímid, vergonyós
Nounsdiffidencelack of self-confidence
Adverbsdiffidentlyin a diffident manner

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