self-doubt

noun
\ˌself-ˈdau̇t \
plural self-doubts

Definition of self-doubt 

: a lack of faith in oneself : a feeling of doubt or uncertainty about one's abilities, actions, etc. plagued with/by self-doubt overcame her self-doubts The man who comes through the pages of this straightforwardly written autobiography is eminently human, full of self-doubt about his personal life and his career …— Walter Goodman

First Known Use of self-doubt

1847, in the meaning defined above

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