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Etymology of the English word diffident

the English word diffident
derived from the Latin word diffidens (distrustful; lacking in confidence; without self-confidence)
derived from the Latin word diffidere (distrust; despair)
derived from the Latin word fidere (trust , have confidence)
derived from the Late Latin word fides (chord, instrument string; constellation Lyra; faith, loyalty; honesty)
derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *bheidh-

Date

The earliest known usage of diffident in English dates from the 15th century.

Usage

Word found in Modern English



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