Meaning of “diffident” in the English Dictionary

"diffident" in British English

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diffidentadjective

uk /ˈdɪf.ɪ.dənt/ us /ˈdɪf.ɪ.dənt/
diffidence
noun [ U ] uk /ˈdɪf.ɪ.dəns/ us /ˈdɪf.ɪ.dəns/
diffidently
adverb uk /ˈdɪf.ɪ.dənt.li/ us /ˈdɪf.ɪ.dənt.li/

(Definition of “diffident” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)