diffidence

[ dif-i-duh ns ]
/ ˈdɪf ɪ dəns /

noun

the quality or state of being diffident.

Origin of diffidence

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin diffīdentia mistrust, want of confidence. See diffident, -ence

Related forms

non·dif·fi·dence, noun
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