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diffidence

  
  
backwardness, bashfulness, constraint, doubt, fear, hesitancy, hesitation, humility, insecurity, lack of self-confidence, meekness, modesty, reluctance, reserve, self-consciousness, sheepishness, shyness, timidity, timidness, timorousness, unassertiveness  
  
Antonyms     
   assurance, boldness, confidence, courage, firmness, self-confidence, self-possession  
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diffident

  
  
Someone who is diffident is rather shy and does not enjoy talking about themselves or being noticed by other people.      adj  
Helen was diffident and reserved.     
   diffidence             n-uncount  
He entered the room with a certain diffidence.     
  diffidently      adv   ADV with v  
`Would you,' he asked diffidently, `like to talk to me about it?'     

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