1. dif- "lack of, not" + fid- + -ent + -ly.
2. => mistrust, distrust, lack confidence, distrusting oneself.
- 1. "Would you," he asked diffidently, "like to talk to me about it?"
- 2. Victor Henry diffidently named three well - known rear admirals.
- 3. She followed him diffidently through the clattering machines.
- 4. Michael spoke up diffidently.
[ diffidently 造句 ]