How to use "diffident" in sentences with meaning in English and Hindi

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Example sentences for "diffident" in popular movie and book plots

  • Pete, newly joined to the group, is shown as an outside, the diffident George, the youngest of the group, contrasts to the domineering Paul.  - Presence (play)
  • Chittagong is the story of a diffident 14-year-old boy, Jhunku (Delzad Hiwale).  - Chittagong (film)
  • They soon discover that the real ruler of the area is the seemingly diffident Private Napoleon Alexander Trotsky Meek.  - Too True to Be Good
  • Although he falls in love with the girl, Tom is too diffident to express his feelings and propose marriage.  - The Lucky Horseshoe
  • Alison is a diffident young woman, easily intimidated by her domineering aunt.  - Death of a Hussy
  • The diffident Jonas replies, "Well, seems reasonable, but I must insist on protecting my client's best interests".  - Do Not Fold, Spindle or Mutilate
  • Oscar is devoted to his brother, who is as outgoing, confident and charming as Oscar is diffident and awkward.  - Poor Miss Finch
  • Her diffident politeness does not endear her to her hosts and makes it easy for them not to integrate her into the family.  - We Murder Stella
  • Initially reluctant to take the assignment the diffident Jasper is persuaded by his boss.  - Love on a Branch Line (TV series)
  • In retirement he teaches bullfighting, and among his students is Ángel, a diffident young man who suffers from vertigo.  - Matador (film)
  • A diffident fellow, he’s in love with Pat Wyvern, the daughter of the irascible Colonel Meredith Wyvern.  - Money for Nothing (novel)
  • Questions are answered in a diffident manner, and the answers reluctantly accepted.  - The Story of an African Farm
  • Alisdair proves to be a shy and diffident man, who is jokingly called "old dry balls" by his Māori neighbours.  - The Piano

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