diffidence

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noun dif·fi·dence \ˈdi-fə-dən(t)s, -fə-ˌden(t)s\

Definition of diffidence

  1. :  the quality or state of being unassertive or bashful :  the quality or state of being diffident

Origin and Etymology of diffidence

see diffident


First Known Use: 15th century



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