He was charming, diffident but above all very friendly, with no airs or graces.
Every study ever performed has shown that the fit and lean outlive the dumpy and diffident every time.
Such are the encouragements with which the King of men welcomes the diffident.
The diffident took heart before him, and the presumptuous were checked.
Serious men, quiet and diffident, are most terrible in their explosions of wrath.
She spoke with diffident slowness, her gaze fastened upon her plate.
This topic is one requiring to be spoken of in a diffident spirit, and most guarded language.
The tone of his voice, now soft and diffident, startled Hardy out of his dream.
There was a pause; Stormont stood beside the bed, looking down at her with his diffident, boyish smile.
Barrington was the most diffident of men; his bashfulness amounted to actual pain.