Obama can exhibit strains of personal diffidence, even condescension, toward people, especially critics.
Matthew, like your co-star Hugh Grant in this movie, possesses a kind of debonair diffidence.
Mr. Addison, whose abilities no man can doubt, was from diffidence totally unable to speak in the house.
Such as this translation is I offer it with diffidence, realising that I have undertaken a difficult task.
There came a little bubble of laughter from Peggy, which seemed to remove all diffidence from Collingwood.
For a time I attributed your reserve to diffidence, and trusted that time and my efforts would dissipate it.
With a slight protest of diffidence, the Doctor unfolded the paper, scanned the page for an instant, and began slowly.
On this page you'll find 45 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to diffidence, such as: backwardness, bashfulness, constraint, doubt, fear, and hesitation.
From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.