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diffidence

[ dif-i-duhns ]
/ ˈdɪf ɪ dəns /
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noun
the quality or state of being diffident.
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Origin of diffidence

First recorded in 1400–50; Middle English, from Latin diffīdentia “mistrust, want of confidence”; see diffident, -ence

OTHER WORDS FROM diffidence

non·dif·fi·dence, noun
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