Bashful; meek; unsure;
Lacking in confidence.
I was a diffident child, but now I am confident.
They were both diffident and would not come out to speak with me.
Diffi - dent
Diffi (Reminds) Different
Dent (Reminds) To dent or damage
We are different and it dents our confidence
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