Definition for DIF'FI-DENT


  1. Distrustful; wanting confidence; doubting another's power, disposition, sincerity or intention. Be not diffident of wisdom. – Milton. Be diffident in dealing with strangers. – Anon.
  2. Distrustful of one's self; not confident; doubtful of one's own power or competency. Distress makes the humble heart diffident. – Clarissa.
  3. Reserved; modest; timid; as, a diffident youth.

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