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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dif·fi·dent /-dənt, ˌdɛnt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dif·fi·dent a.
 1. Wanting confidence in others; distrustful. [Archaic]
    You were always extremely diffident of their success.   --Melmoth.
 2. Wanting confidence in one's self; distrustful of one's own powers; not self-reliant; timid; modest; bashful; characterized by modest reserve.
 The diffident maidens,
 Folding their hands in prayer.   --Longfellow.
 Syn: -- Distrustful; suspicious; hesitating; doubtful; modest; bashful; lowly; reserved.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: showing modest reserve; "she was diffident when offering a
             comment on the professor's lecture"
      2: lacking self-confidence; "stood in the doorway diffident and
         abashed"; "problems that call for bold not timid
         responses"; "a very unsure young man" [syn: shy, timid,