not having much confidence in yourself; not wanting to talk about yourself synonym shy a diffident manner/smile He was modest and diffident about his own success.adjectivejump to other results
NAmE//ˈdɪfədənt//diffident (about something)
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NAmE//ˈdɪfədəns//noun [uncountable] She overcame her natural diffidence and spoke with great frankness.
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