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[self-dis-truhst, self-] /ˈsɛlf dɪsˈtrʌst, ˌsɛlf-/
lack of confidence in oneself, in one's abilities, etc.
Origin of self-distrust
First recorded in 1780-90
Related forms
self-distrustful, adjective
self-distrusting, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • self-distrust and remorse were secretly undermining the rigour of his Judaic faith.

  • self-distrust, vague and indefinite, touched him unaccountably.

  • For himself, he discovers that the plague of his former modes of life lay in self-distrust.

    Carry On Coningsby Dawson
  • There is no trust without, complementary to it, self-distrust.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Alexander Maclaren
  • There are no evidences of self-loathing, or even of self-distrust.

    The All-Sufficiency of Christ Charles Henry Mackintosh
  • In his self-distrust he asked for two signs more, and God gave them to him.

    Little Folks Various
  • To Dudley, Julia's body represented all the darkness of self-distrust and the coldness of his own worldly mind.

    Narcissus Evelyn Scott
  • Certainly, the new commander was not troubled with Burnside's self-distrust.

    On the Trail of Grant and Lee Frederick Trevor Hill
  • But no touch of uneasiness or self-distrust appeared in M. de Perrencourt's smooth cutting speech.

    Simon Dale Anthony Hope
  • But the first seed of self-distrust was springing up in her heart.

    Mrs. Severn, Vol. 1 (of 3) Mary Elizabeth Carter

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