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diffident
used in Frankenstein

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Definition
hesitant and unassertive — often due to a lack of self-confidence
  • Young men should be diffident of themselves, you know, M. Clerval: I was myself when young; but that wears out in a very short time.
    Chapter 6 (69% in)
  • My father was in the meantime overjoyed and in the bustle of preparation only recognized in the melancholy of his niece the diffidence of a bride.
    Chapter 22 (84% in)

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