For Indo-Trinidadians, learning Standard Hindi is as good as learning an alien language. In fact, most of those who have learnt Standard Hindi become diffident, and even apologetic, when they have to use that language in interacting with Indian nationals. — Jayaram, “The Indian Diaspora: Dynamics of Migration”, Sage Publications, 2004
lacking self-confidence Synonyms: shy, timid, unsure “a very unsure young man”
“problems that call for bold not timid responses”
“stood in the doorway diffident and abashed”
showing modest reserve “she was diffident when offering a comment on the professor’s lecture”
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