Diffident in a sentence

Use Diffident in a sentence

Diffident meaning and collocations;

Meaning: [adjective] lacking confidence and shy, not wanting to be noticed ;

Christine in particular was worried about the barbecue, as she felt diffident in her baking abilities.

The voice at the other end was light, gentle, diffident.

Dr. Johnson, who really liked cats better than Boswells, was somewhat diffident about saying so.

Neville Longbottom is a plump, diffident boy, so forgetful that his grandmother gives him a Remembrall.

Despite a shy and diffident manner, Davison was a hard-working and gifted teacher of endless patience.

Some companies – those which start out with diffident, inexperienced people who soon mature with their art – achieve greatness.

In actuality, he was more diffident and awkward than his physique suggested.