diffident diffident


  1. (adj) showing modest reserve
  2. (adj) lacking self-confidence



  1. A job seeker is diffident only till the time he is offered the job.
  2. Nancy's diffident nature led to overwhelming stage fright and kept her from performing in the school play.
  3. Although Mark appears the effervescent outdoors type, he is actually very diffident and circumspect.


  • British Open 2013 Leaderboard: Updates on Golf's Top Stars on Day 3

    Fast course conditions sent scores skyrocketing in Friday's second round at the 2013 Open Championship, as the Muirfield Golf Links finally showed its fangs after a rather diffident opening 18 holes. Miguel Jimenez heads into moving day with a one-stroke lead at three-under following his even-par 71 Friday, walking away unscathed in a round that saw plenty elite golfers fold. The 49-year-old ...
    on July 20, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report


  1. "Once that's shown to us ...... everybody has an opportunity to discuss it, rather than just some sort of surprise show on Wednesday," Dr Nelson said. "Whether you're an enthusiastic embracer of an apology or you're a bit diffident about it,...
    on Feb 10, 2008 By: Brendan Nelson Source: NEWS.com.au

  2. "She was completely diffident," Geragos said.
    on Jan 2, 2008 By: Mark Geragos Source: San Jose Mercury News

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