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diffident
used in The Bluest Eye

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Definition
hesitant and unassertive — often due to a lack of self-confidence
  • And since he was too diffident to confront homosexuality, and since little boys were insulting, scary, and stubborn, he further limited his interests to little girls.
    4 — Spring (79% in)
diffident = hesitant and unassertive
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