diffidently

“diff-eh-dent-lee” | /ˈdɪf.ɪ.dənt.li/

adv – With struggle; without confidence in oneself.

“Although he graduated in the top ten percent of his class, Jules is still diffident about his own intelligence.”

 

From Latin diffīdentem, present participle of diffīdere (“to mistrust”).

 

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