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self-doubt

[ self-dout ]
/ ˈsɛlfˈdaʊt /
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noun

lack of confidence in the reliability of one's own motives, personality, thought, etc.

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Origin of self-doubt

First recorded in 1840–50

OTHER WORDS FROM self-doubt

self-doubting, adjective
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self-doubt

noun

the act or state of doubting oneself
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