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Definition of diffidence noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

diffidence

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈdɪfɪdəns//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɪfɪdəns//
 
[uncountable]
 
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a lack of confidence in yourself; being unwilling to talk about yourself synonym shyness She overcame her natural diffidence and spoke with great frankness.