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diffidence

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the quality or state of lacking confidence or assertiveness
  • He met the girl's gaze with awkward diffidence.

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The first known use of diffidence was in the 15th century

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“Diffidence.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/diffidence. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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