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diffidently

[ dif-i-duhnt-lee ]
/ ˈdɪf ɪ dənt li /
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adverb
in a way that shows lack of confidence in one’s own ability, worth, or fitness; timidly or shyly:He saw her approaching rather diffidently, trying to summon up her courage, smiling an uncertain smile.
in a restrained or reserved way:He got them to do the right thing not by scolding or nagging, but by calmly and diffidently laying out the logic of his position.
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OTHER WORDS FROM diffidently

non·dif·fi·dent·ly, adverbun·dif·fi·dent·ly, adverb
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