Here's the definition of "Diffident":
Showing modest reserve; lacking self-confidence
Question: Does "modest reserve" suggest a negative meaning?
Indeed, it seems irrelevant to the word "diffident" itself, but what came to my mind is that "modest reserve" seems to suggest negatively "lack of confident" when I saw the definition of "Diffident." However, after I looked up the word "modest" and "reserve" separately in Cambridge, it seemed otherwise to me since "modest" tends to have a positive meaning according to the dictionary. I'm quite confused about it.
For reference, definitions are shown below:
(Modest) not usually talking about or making obvious your own abilities and achievements
(Reserve) the habit of not showing your feelings or thoughts