self-doubt

noun
\ ˌself-ˈdau̇t How to pronounce self-doubt (audio) \
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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The first known use of self-doubt was in 1847

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“Self-doubt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-doubt. Accessed 26 Nov. 2021.

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self-doubt

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English Language Learners Definition of self-doubt

: a feeling of doubt about your own abilities or actions

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