Thesaurus.com
Thesaurus / diffidence
FEEDBACK

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB

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.
HONEY-BEEANATOLE FRANCE
There came a little bubble of laughter from Peggy, which seemed to remove all diffidence from Collingwood.
A BUTTERFLY ON THE WHEELCYRIL ARTHUR EDWARD RANGER GULL
For a time I attributed your reserve to diffidence, and trusted that time and my efforts would dissipate it.
ALONEMARION HARLAND
With a slight protest of diffidence, the Doctor unfolded the paper, scanned the page for an instant, and began slowly.
MOLLY MAKE-BELIEVEELEANOR HALLOWELL ABBOTT
Our observations on this head were so meagre that I can only make with the greatest diffidence a few statements about them.
MOUNT EVEREST THE RECONNAISSANCE, 1921CHARLES KENNETH HOWARD-BURY
With regard to all your diffidence of yourself, we laugh at it.
Lowly self-estimation is by no means a constant accompaniment of diffidence.
ERNEST LINWOODCAROLINE LEE HENTZ
Ralph's previous diffidence disappeared under the flush of anger aroused by the porter's words.
RALPH GRANGER'S FORTUNESWILLIAM PERRY BROWN
A shy, reticent man, behind that hard mask was a diffidence unsuspected by his closest friends.

WORDS RELATED TO DIFFIDENCE

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

WORD OF THE DAY

sine dieadverb | [sahy-nee -dahy-ee, sin-ey-dee-ey; Latin si-ne -dee-e ]SEE DEFINITION