Meaning of diffidently in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdɪfɪd(ə)ntli/

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‘‘I think it shows someone romantic, really,’ he says diffidently.’
  • ‘During the course of the conversation it was suggested somewhat diffidently that I might like to join the Labour party, for whose candidates I have never failed to vote.’
  • ‘‘Today I'm not wanting to go into past controversies,’ he said, looking diffidently at the floor.’
  • ‘My experience suggests that the lay member's views on legal questions, though diffidently expressed, can also sometimes be helpful.’
  • ‘Look at us, they seem, slightly diffidently, to be saying.’