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diffident

adjective uk   /ˈdɪf.ɪ.dənt/ us  
shy and not confident of your abilities: a diffident manner You shouldn't be so diffident about your achievements - you've done really well!
diffidence
noun [U] uk   /-dəns/ us  
diffidently
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Translations of “diffident”
in Spanish inseguro…
in French qui manque d’assurance…
in German schüchtern…
in Chinese (Traditional) 羞怯的,怯生生的…
in Russian неуверенный в себе, застенчивый…
in Turkish ürkek, kendine güveni olmayan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 羞怯的,怯生生的…
in Polish nieśmiały…
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