Definition of Diffidence:
hesitancy; lack of confidence
Synonyms of Diffidence:
Sentence/Example of 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.
There came a little bubble of laughter from Peggy, which seemed to remove all diffidence from Collingwood.
For a time I attributed your reserve to diffidence, and trusted that time and my efforts would dissipate it.
With a slight protest of diffidence, the Doctor unfolded the paper, scanned the page for an instant, and began slowly.
Our observations on this head were so meagre that I can only make with the greatest diffidence a few statements about them.
With regard to all your diffidence of yourself, we laugh at it.
Lowly self-estimation is by no means a constant accompaniment of diffidence.
Ralph's previous diffidence disappeared under the flush of anger aroused by the porter's words.
A shy, reticent man, behind that hard mask was a diffidence unsuspected by his closest friends.