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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Lacking confidence.

Usage examples (39)
  • Ability hits the mark where presumption over-shoots and diffidence falls short.
  • Some were put off by what they termed his diffidence, his driving ambition and perfectionism.
  • So my diffidence about writing will be easily understood, I am sure.
  • But there was also a certain diffidence about coming once again to the Empire Club, for I would think the 11th or 12th time. for more
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