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diffidence

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  • nounhesitancy; lack of confidence
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Synonyms for diffidence

noun hesitancy; lack of confidence
  • backwardness
  • bashfulness
  • constraint
  • doubt
  • fear
  • hesitation
  • humility
  • insecurity
  • meekness
  • modesty
  • reluctance
  • reserve
  • self-consciousness
  • sheepishness
  • shyness
  • timidity
  • timidness
  • timorousness
  • unassertiveness
  • mousiness

Antonyms for diffidence

  • arrogance
  • boldness
  • certainty
  • confidence
  • courage
  • pride
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More words related to diffidence

backwardness

noun. shyness
  • bashfulness
  • coyness
  • demureness
  • diffidence
  • hesitancy
  • reluctance
  • reticence
  • timidness

coyness

noun. shyness
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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