Find another word for diffident. In this page you can discover 16 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for diffident, like: shy, bashful, timid, humble, reserved, shy, backward, bashful, coy, demure and modest.
Princess Mary seemed even quieter and more diffident than usual.
He kept a diffident silence during two sessions, his first speech being in strong opposition to slavery, which he proposed to discourage and eventually to abolish, by imposing a heavy tax on all further importations.
Richard sailed to England but was too diffident to visit his father's relatives.
Knows better, and is not diffident about saying so.