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Diffidence

Diffidence Meaning & Definition
Diffidence Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Diffidence?

[n] lack of self-confidence

Synonyms | Synonyms for Diffidence: self-distrust | self-doubt

Related Terms | Find terms related to Diffidence: afraidness | apprehension | bashfulness | boggle | boggling | caution | cautiousness | compunction | demur | demurral | distrust | distrustfulness | doubt | doubtfulness | dubiety | dubiousness | falter | faltering | fearfulness | half-belief | hesitance | hesitancy | hesitating | hesitation | jumpiness | lack of self-confidence | lack of self-reliance | leeriness | misdoubt | misgiving | mistrust | mistrustfulness | modesty | objection | pause | protest | Pyrrhonism | qualm | qualm of conscience | qualmishness | question | recoil | scruple | scrupulosity | scrupulousness | self-depreciation | self-detraction | self-distrust | self-doubt | self-effacement | shadow of doubt | shilly-shally | shilly-shallying | shrinking | shrinkingness | shyness | skepticalness | skepticism | skittishness | stage fright | startlishness | stickling | suspicion | suspiciousness | tentativeness | timidity | timorousness | total skepticism | uncertainty | wariness | weak ego

See Also | hesitance | hesitancy | personality | timidity | timidness | timorousness | unassertiveness

Diffidence In Webster's Dictionary

\Dif"fi*dence\, n. [L. diffidentia.] 1. The state of being diffident; distrust; want of confidence; doubt of the power, ability, or disposition of others. [Archaic] That affliction grew heavy upon me, and weighed me down even to a diffidence of God's mercy. --Donne. 2. Distrust of one's self or one's own powers; lack of self-reliance; modesty; modest reserve; bashfulness. It is good to speak on such questions with diffidence. --Macaulay. An Englishman's habitual diffidence and awkwardness of address. --W. Irving. Syn: Humility; bashfulness; distrust; suspicion; doubt; fear; timidity; apprehension; hesitation. See {Humility}, and {Bashfulness}.

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