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self-distrust

[self-dis-truhst, self-]
noun
  1. lack of confidence in oneself, in one's abilities, etc.
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Origin of self-distrust

First recorded in 1780–90
Related formsself-dis·trust·ful, adjectiveself-dis·trust·ing, adjective
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Examples from the Web for self-distrust

Historical Examples

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

    The Orchard of Tears

    Sax Rohmer

  • There is no trust without, complementary to it, self-distrust.

  • In his self-distrust he asked for two signs more, and God gave them to him.

  • His manner suggested a mixture of braggadocio and self-distrust.

    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