What does the word diffident mean?

    Part of speech: adverb


Usage examples for diffident

  1. She was slow to make friends- not shy, but diffident and suspicious. – The Sowers by Henry Seton Merriman
  2. Yes, Mrs. Spence, the little man beside her was saying, a man like myself, however diffident, must be ready to do his full duty by the community in which he lives. – The Window-Gazer by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay