self-dis·​trust ˌself-dis-ˈtrəst How to pronounce self-distrust (audio)
: a lack of confidence in oneself : diffidence
self-distrustful adjective

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1631, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-distrust was circa 1631

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“Self-distrust.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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