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diffidence (s) (noun) (no plural)
Distrust of oneself; lacking trust in one’s own ability, worth, or fitness; having a modest or shy disposition: Marcus has an abnormal diffidence or is very timid when he is around girls, especially Harriet.

A diffident man is one who has finally discovered that there are some problems for which no one has a solution. It seems that when a person thinks he knows all the solutions to a problem, some fool comes along and asks the wrong questions.

—John Rayoa
Shyness and a lack of confidence.
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Lacking trust in one’s own ability, worth, or fitness; shyness or insecurity. (1)