diffident :

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  • s  showing modest reserve
    she was diffident when offering a comment on the professor's lecture
  • a  lacking self-confidence
    stood in the doorway diffident and abashed

  • Gary's diffident manner belies an effervescent spirit and a love for the outdoors.
  • Do not mistaken Tanya's diffidence for insecurity for if you try to browbeat her into towing your line, you have a real fight on your hands.
  • A job seeker is diffident only till the time he is offered the job.
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  • 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 ...
    July 20, 2013 - Bleacher Report

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