HyperDic: diffidence

English > 1 sense of the word diffidence:
NOUNfeelingdiffidence, self-doubt, self-distrustlack of self-confidence
English > diffidence: 1 sense > noun 1, feeling
Meaninglack of self-confidence.
Synonymsself-doubt, self-distrust
Narrowerhesitance, hesitancyA feeling of diffidence and indecision about doing something
unassertivenessdiffidence about self promotion
Broadertimidity, timidness, timorousnessFear of the unknown or unfamiliar or fear of making decisions
OppositeconfidenceA feeling of trust (in someone or something)
Spanishapocamiento, encogimiento, inseguridad, timidez
Catalanapocament, encongiment, inseguretat
Adjectivesdiffidentlacking self-confidence
diffidentshowing modest reserve

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