Diffident in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Diffident

(archaic) Lacking confidence in others; distrustful. | Lacking self-confidence; timid; modest

Short Example Sentences for Diffident

  • 1. But they are not diffident on this account. 🔊
  • 2. His nature was diffident and unassuming. 🔊
  • 3. She was shy, and diffident about herself. 🔊
  • 4. Then with a hesitating, somewhat diffident air. 🔊
  • 5. In fact, one feels diffident about having said so much. 🔊
  • 6. You see I have been too diffident about it. 🔊
  • 7. It is so simple that I am diffident about suggesting it. 🔊
  • 8. Harvey was rather diffident and hesitated to press a loan on her. 🔊
  • 9. She was always just diffident enough without being self-conscious. 🔊
  • 10. Then a diffident voice with an unmistakably foreign accent made reply. 🔊
  • 11. Shyly diffident in the presence of strangers, her head was lowered. 🔊
  • 12. My suggestion of the reason is a diffident surmise, pure and simple. 🔊
  • 13. Hilda asked with diffident dignity, and very well informed to the contrary. 🔊
  • 14. His very character till he became As diffident as a girl. 🔊
  • 15. The diffident Jerry fingered the money in the drawer of the table uncertainly. 🔊
  • 16. Pete Robey was fifteen, a lank, dark-eyed fellow, rather diffident and quiet. 🔊

How to use Diffident in Sentences?

  • 1. But one feels very diffident when he knows the slight value of what he has to offer. 🔊
  • 2. Barrington was the most diffident of men; his bashfulness amounted to actual pain. 🔊
  • 3. There was a pause; then the knob turned and the visitor entered with diffident step. 🔊
  • 4. He approached her bedside one day in a shamefaced, diffident manner, looking doubtfully at her. 🔊
  • 5. My aunt was never diffident about telling her story, and why should I hesitate to tell mine? 🔊
  • 6. The officer who had charge of us was a Cretan Turk, a kind-hearted but rather diffident man. 🔊
  • 7. That diffident pilgrim Has sat without speaking, And crossed himself, sighing. 🔊
  • 8. So far as any plan whatsoever had formed in the mind of our diffident adventurer he meant to bide where he was for the moment. 🔊
  • 9. Both were flushed and sparkling, but when they found themselves alone together a diffident silence fell upon them. 🔊
  • 10. I am always diffident about taking the place of the former, but rejoice to rescue babes from the care of the latter. 🔊
  • 11. Bob was a little diffident about going in, after the trick he had played, but the nervous passenger seemed to forget all about that. 🔊
  • 12. Thus the diffident girl was led to surpass herself, and infuse so much spirit and grace into her playing as to surprise even her aunt. 🔊
  • 13. She started and turned toward him with a quick, diffident smile, her dark eyes filling with an unspoken apology. 🔊
  • 14. I am glad that you are so diffident and so little inclined to ask on the ground of your Christian profession that the past be overlooked. 🔊
  • 15. She could not be secure of what his real sentiments were, therefore, by a natural consequence, she was diffident in the expression of her own. 🔊
  • 16. On other more important points, therefore, we may differ from the newest scientific opinion without too much diffident apprehensiveness. 🔊
  • 17. I did not make a copy of the note which related to myself, because I should naturally have felt diffident in making any use of it. 🔊
  • 18. The situation was awkward in the extreme and Harry, diffident and sensitive as he was, felt it keenly. 🔊
  • 19. Another thing which prevented him getting on, was that, in some respects, Harry was a very diffident man. 🔊