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diffident

  

      adj   lacking self-confidence; timid; shy  
     (C15: from Latin diffidere to distrust, from dis- not + fidere to trust)  
  diffidence      n  
  diffidently      adv  
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diffident

  
  
backward, bashful, constrained, distrustful, doubtful, hesitant, insecure, meek, modest, reluctant, reserved, self-conscious, self-effacing, sheepish, shrinking, shy, suspicious, timid, timorous, unassertive, unassuming, unobtrusive, unsure, withdrawn  

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