8/3/11

Diffident

Diffident
Pronounced:
<dif-fa-dent>
Lacking confidence in one’s own ability.  Shy.

My use:

I was a diffident child.  I am now quite confident and friendly.

Literary use:
By Melmoth
You were always extremely diffident of their success.


Memory trick:
Diffi
. dent
Diffi (reminds of) = different
dent (reminds of) = to ding or damage
different experiences dent my confidence


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