diffident Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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uk   us   /ˈdɪf.ɪ.dənt/
shy and not ​confident of ​yourabilities: a diffident ​manner You shouldn't be so diffident aboutyourachievements - you've done really well!
noun [U] uk   us   /-dəns/
adverb uk   us   /-li/
(Definition of diffident from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “diffident”
in Spanish inseguro…
in Vietnamese thiếu tự tin…
in Malaysian kurang keyakinan…
in Thai ประหม่า…
in French qui manque d’assurance…
in German schüchtern…
in Chinese (Simplified) 羞怯的,怯生生的…
in Turkish ürkek, kendine güveni olmayan…
in Russian неуверенный в себе, застенчивый…
in Indonesian tidak yakin…
in Chinese (Traditional) 羞怯的,怯生生的…
in Polish nieśmiały…
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