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  1. first-person singular present indicative of diffidare



From dis- +‎ fīdō.



diffīdō ‎(present infinitive diffīdere, perfect active diffīsus sum); third conjugation, semi-deponent

  1. I distrust
  2. I despair (of)

Usage notes[edit]

Used with the dative.


   Conjugation of diffido (third conjugation, semi-deponent)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present diffīdō diffīdis diffīdit diffīdimus diffīditis diffīdunt
imperfect diffīdēbam diffīdēbās diffīdēbat diffīdēbāmus diffīdēbātis diffīdēbant
future diffīdam diffīdēs diffīdet diffīdēmus diffīdētis diffīdent
perfect diffīsus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect diffīsus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect diffīsus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present diffīdam diffīdās diffīdat diffīdāmus diffīdātis diffīdant
imperfect diffīderem diffīderēs diffīderet diffīderēmus diffīderētis diffīderent
perfect diffīsus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect diffīsus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present diffīde diffīdite
future diffīditō diffīditō diffīditōte diffīduntō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives diffīdere diffīsus esse diffīsūrus esse
participles diffīdēns diffīsus diffīsūrus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
diffīdere diffīdendī diffīdendō diffīdendum diffīsum diffīsū


  • diffido” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • diffido” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • diffido” in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016