Example sentences for: diffident

How can you use “diffident” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • When you see Bradley, you see a naturally diffident man talking about how he would like to run for president and fretting about the distance between his ideal campaign and the real one.

  • At the same time, I'm sure you will agree that Microsoft is somewhat diffident about playing politics.

  • I'm not sure I totally buy Strathairn as a diffident loner with an aching conscience over a tragedy that wasn't his fault--the quintessential guiltless sinner.

  • Especially interesting are the descriptors that are taken over from very different semantic domains, such as words that describe personality and character: aggressive, charming, diffident, honest, feminine, masculine . How can these descriptions be meaningful?

  • His accent and modest, even diffident, manner led the Negro leaders to view him as much less than he was.

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