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diffidence

noun

1 diffidence

Lack of self-confidence.

synonyms: self-distrust, self-doubt.

Roget 860: fear, timidity, diffidence, want of confidence; apprehensiveness, fearfulness etc. adj.; solicitude, anxiety, care, apprehension, misgiving; feeze [U.S.]; ... show more

Roget 881: modesty; humility etc. 879; diffidence, timidity; retiring disposition; unobtrusiveness; bashfulness etc. adj.; mauvaise honte [Fr.]; blush, blushing; ... show more

Dutch: schroom, terughoudendheid, Verlegenheid
Polish: nieśmiałość




Moby thesaurus: Pyrrhonism, afraidness, apprehension, bashfulness, boggle, boggling, caution, cautiousness, compunction, demur, demurral, distrust, distrustfulness, doubt, doubtfulness, dubiety, dubiousness, falter, faltering, fearfulness ... show more.

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