Example sentences for: diffident

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

  • If you, like Donny Osmond, are among the 1-in-8 distressingly diffident Americans, a new drug can treat you.

  • 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.

  • A teen-ager with an excellent relationship with a single mom, the study says, has a far better chance of avoiding drug abuse than does one living in a two-parent household including a diffident father.

  • 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.

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