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diffident
used in The Sound and the Fury

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Definition
hesitant and unassertive — often due to a lack of self-confidence
  • I saw Roskus watching me ... diffident, secret, inarticulate and sad.
    2 — June 2, 1910 (25% in)
diffident = hesitant and unassertive due to a lack of self-confidence
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