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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.

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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.