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Antonyms for diffident
ˈdɪf ɪ dənt

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term diffident.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. diffident(adj)

    showing modest reserve

    "she was diffident when offering a comment on the professor's lecture"

    Antonyms:
    overconfident, self-confident, reassured, self-assured, unreserved, cocksure, confident, assured, positive

    Synonyms:
    timid, shy, unsure

  2. diffident, shy, timid, unsure(adj)

    lacking self-confidence

    "stood in the doorway diffident and abashed"; "problems that call for bold not timid responses"; "a very unsure young man"

    Antonyms:
    reassured, overconfident, confident, self-confident, self-assured, assured, cocksure, positive, unreserved

    Synonyms:
    faint, shy(p), fainthearted, faint-hearted, timid, uncertain, shy, unsure, incertain

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. diffident(a)

    Synonyms:
    bashful, timid, shy

How to use diffident in a sentence?

  1. Anuj Somany:

    It is so commonly seen in our world that self-obsessed and fools are always confident in the crowd and consider themselves to be intelligent, whereas self-dependent and actually brilliant leads a simple life, remains usually shy from public gatherings and is often diffident and sadly projected as half-crack or mad by those who have no brain in their head.

How to pronounce diffident?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say diffident in sign language?

  1. diffident

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankword
#1467positive
#7608confident
#8869assured
#42952reassured
#69465unreserved
#139690overconfident
#165988diffident
#232037cocksure

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