diffidence - Dictionary definition and meaning for word diffidence

(noun) lack of self-confidence
Synonyms : self-distrust , self-doubt

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it is like opposite of confidence means you are shy not confident
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diffi means deficiency and relate ffidence with confidence so lack of confidence
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This word sounds similar to Confidence but is opposite in meaning. So, Diffidence means lacking self-confidence.
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diffidence -d + if + i + dance - I will feel shy
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I have much diffidence when it comes to solving differential equations.
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it is difficult to dance if u feel shy
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root “Fido” means trust diffido means distrust hence one having distrust on themselves;
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Different than confidence.. i.e. low in confidence
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