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Definitionhesitant and unassertive — often due to a lack of self-confidence
- Even with Honey, with whom he had an unspoken understanding of marriage when he came into his property next fall, he was diffident and silent.1.6 (15% in)
- Now, Hugh Elsing, Rene, the Simmons boys, Andy Bonnell and the others found him pleasant, diffident about putting himself forward and embarrassed when they spoke of the obligation they owed him.5.52 (50% in)
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