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  1. diffidence

    Bashfulness is a shrinking from notice without assignable reason. Coyness is a half encouragement, half avoidance of offered attention, and may be real or affected. Diffidence is self-distrust; modesty, a humble estimate of oneself in comparison with others, or with the demands of some undertaking. Modesty has also the specific meaning of a sensitive shrinking from anything indelicate. Shyness is a tendency to shrink from observation; timidity, a distinct fear of criticism, error, or failure. Reserve is the holding oneself aloof from others, or holding back one's feelings from expression, or one's affairs from communication to others. Reserve may be the retreat of shyness, or, on the other hand, the contemptuous withdrawal of pride and haughtiness. Compare ABASH; PRIDE; TACITURN.

    Synonyms:
    backwardness, bashfulness, coldness, constraint, coyness, modesty, reserve, shyness, timidity, unobtrusiveness

    Antonyms:
    abandon, arrogance, assumption, assurance, boldness, conceit, confidence, egotism, forwardness, frankness, freedom, haughtiness, impudence, indiscretion, loquaciousness, loquacity, pertness, sauciness, self-conceit, self-sufficiency, sociability

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  1. diffidence, self-doubt, self-distrustnoun

    lack of self-confidence

    Synonyms:
    self-distrust, self-doubt

    Antonyms:
    confidence

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  1. diffidencenoun

    Synonyms:
    distrust, doubt

  2. diffidencenoun

    Synonyms:
    bashfulness, timidity, sheepishness, extreme modesty, distrust of one's self, lack or want of self-reliance

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  1. diffidencenoun

    Synonyms:
    timidity, bashfulness

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "diffidence":

    timidity

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How to use diffidence in a sentence?

  1. Andrew Jackson:

    A diffidence, perhaps too just, in my own qualifications.


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  • VerleentheidAfrikaans
  • عدم ثقة بالنفسArabic
  • нерешителност, стеснителност, неувереностBulgarian
  • timidecoEsperanto
  • timidezSpanish
  • عدم اعتماد به نفسPersian
  • MéconnaissanceFrench
  • 戸惑うJapanese
  • bescheidenheid, Verlegenheid, terughoudendheidDutch
  • робость, неуверенность, застенчивостьRussian

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