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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.

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How to use diffidence in a sentence

  • Such as this translation is I offer it with diffidence, realising that I have undertaken a difficult task.

    Honey-Bee | Anatole France
  • There came a little bubble of laughter from Peggy, which seemed to remove all diffidence from Collingwood.

    A Butterfly on the Wheel | Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • For a time I attributed your reserve to diffidence, and trusted that time and my efforts would dissipate it.

    Alone | Marion Harland
  • With a slight protest of diffidence, the Doctor unfolded the paper, scanned the page for an instant, and began slowly.

    Molly Make-Believe | Eleanor Hallowell Abbott

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