MEANING: adjective: Lacking in self-confidence.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin diffidere (to mistrust), from dis- (not) + fidere (to trust). Ultimately from the Indo-European root bheidh- (to trust), which also gave us abide, abode, fiancé, affidavit, confide, confident, defiance, fidelity, defy, and infidel. Earliest documented use: 1598.


DIFFIDONT - and D if I do, too...

DAFFIDENT - One of the flowers in by bouquet is damaged, but I don't want to make a fuss (compare LACKADAISICAL)