Origin of diffidence
OTHER WORDS FROM diffidencenon·dif·fi·dence, noun
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How to use diffidence in a sentence
Obama can exhibit strains of personal diffidence, even condescension, toward people, especially critics.Team Obama ‘Ecstatic,’ but Expects Only Modest Debate Bounce|James Warren|October 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Matthew, like your co-star Hugh Grant in this movie, possesses a kind of debonair diffidence.
Mr. Addison, whose abilities no man can doubt, was from diffidence totally unable to speak in the house.
Such as this translation is I offer it with diffidence, realising that I have undertaken a difficult task.Honey-Bee|Anatole France
There came a little bubble of laughter from Peggy, which seemed to remove all diffidence from Collingwood.A Butterfly on the Wheel|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
For a time I attributed your reserve to diffidence, and trusted that time and my efforts would dissipate it.Alone|Marion Harland
With a slight protest of diffidence, the Doctor unfolded the paper, scanned the page for an instant, and began slowly.Molly Make-Believe|Eleanor Hallowell Abbott