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Synonyms for diffident
ˈdɪf ɪ dəntdif·fi·dent

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  1. diffidentadjective

    showing modest reserve

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

    Synonyms:
    timid, shy, unsure

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

  2. diffident, shy, timid, unsureadjective

    lacking self-confidence

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

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. diffidentadjective

    Synonyms:
    distrustful, doubtful

  2. diffidentadjective

    Synonyms:
    bashful, timid, sheepish, over-modest, distrustful of one's self

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. diffidentadjective

    Synonyms:
    bashful, timid, shy

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Translations for diffident

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  • schüchtern, unsicher, misstrauischGerman
  • σεμνός, άτολμος, καχύποπτοςGreek
  • difidente, apocadoSpanish
  • متفاوتPersian
  • epäluuloinen, epävarmaFinnish
  • náireach, náiriúilIrish
  • onbetrouwbaar, onzekerDutch
  • робкий, скрытный, неуверенный в себе, недоверчивый, застенчивыйRussian
  • неповјѐрљив, не̏сигӯран, nȅsigūran, nepovjèrljiv, nȅpouzdān, не̏поузда̄н, срамежљив, sramežljivSerbo-Croatian

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