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Diffidently Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    diffidently adv : in a diffident manner; "`Oh, well,' he shrugged diffidently, `I like the work.'"
Diffidently Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Diffidently \Dif"fi*dent*ly\, adv. In a diffident manner. To stand diffidently against each other with their thoughts in battle array. --Hobbes.
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In humans, shyness (also called diffidence) is a social psychology term used to describe the feeling of apprehension, lack of comfort, or awkwardness experienced when a person is in proximity to, approaching, or being approached by other people, especially in new situations or with unfamiliar people. Shyness may come from genetic traits, the environment in which a person is raised and personal experiences. There are many degrees of shyness. Stronger forms are usually referred to as social anxiety or social phobia. Shyness may merely be a personality trait or can occur at certain stages of development in children. Shyness has also a strong cultural dimension.

In biology, shy generally means "tends to avoid human beings"; See crypsis. Shyness in gorillas manifests with ostensibly similar behavioral traits, but differs wholly from humans in cognition and motivation.

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