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Diffident synonyms

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Easily startled; timid:
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  1. Easily startled; timid:
  2. Characterized by reserve or diffidence:
  3. Distrustful; wary:
Reserved; disinclined to familiar approach.
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  1. Reserved; disinclined to familiar approach.
  2. Shy, self-conscious, and awkward in the presence of others:
  3. Timid, shy, and easily embarrassed
Fearful and hesitant:
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  1. Fearful and hesitant:
  2. Easily frightened; lacking self-confidence; shy; timorous
  3. Lacking self-confidence; shy.
(Of motion) Pertaining to the direction reverse of normal.
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  1. (Of motion) Pertaining to the direction reverse of normal.
  2. Done or arranged in a manner or order that is opposite to previous occurrence or normal use.
  3. (Of motion) Pertaining to the direction towards the back.
Reserved; disinclined to familiar approach.
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  1. Reserved; disinclined to familiar approach.
  2. Shy, self-conscious, and awkward in the presence of others:
  3. Timid, shy, and easily embarrassed
Tending to avoid people and social situations; reserved:
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  1. Tending to avoid people and social situations; reserved:
  2. Affectedly and often flirtatiously shy or modest:
  3. (Archaic) Shrinking from contact or familiarity with others; bashful; shy
Modest and reserved in manner or behavior.
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  1. Modest and reserved in manner or behavior.
  2. Decorous; modest; reserved
  3. Affectedly modest or shy; coy
Having or showing a moderate estimation of one's own abilities, accomplishments, or value:
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  1. Having or showing a moderate estimation of one's own abilities, accomplishments, or value:
  2. Having or proceeding from a disinclination to call attention to oneself; retiring or diffident:
  3. Quiet and humble in appearance, style, etc.; not pretentious
  1. Shy, introverted, liking privacy.
  2. Drawing back from contact with others, from publicity, etc.; reserved; shy
  3. Shy and reserved; modest.
Not drawing attention to oneself; modest.
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  1. Not drawing attention to oneself; modest.
  2. Shy, extremely humble and modest; making oneself seem unnoticeable.
Easily startled; timid:
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  1. Easily startled; timid:
  2. Characterized by reserve or diffidence:
  3. Distrustful; wary:
Showing fear or lack of self-confidence; hesitant
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  1. Showing fear or lack of self-confidence; hesitant
  2. Easily frightened; lacking self-confidence; shy; timorous
  3. Lacking self-confidence; shy.
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.