After reading her views on the debate, it makes me wish I had something weighty or political to say, but I'm a little diffident about the whole thing.
He was as diffident as you would expect, and, as with most famous people, my main thought upon seeing him in the flesh was that he looked just like he does on television.
Far from being diffident , gratulatory or admiring, patients may bubble with entitlement, seethe with rage and insist on constant approval.
They are, with good reason, less diffident and less fearful.
With diffident reluctance, she rose from her seat and went to where her outer robe hung; a wooden peg set in the near wall.
And his diffident manner should not be mistaken for a lack of energy.
For those who are rather diffident about facing a public examination, there are helpful ‘proxy writers’ available.
I am blaming the fact it's St George's day for my refusal to complain - what could be more English than feeling too diffident to complain about receiving an awful haircut?
Far from being arrogant, today's doctors are diffident and afflicted by insecurity and self-doubt.
Thirty years later he is still embarrassed or diffident every time he is confronted with even a simple practical task.