Diffidence meaning

dĭfĭ-dəns, -dĕns
Diffidence is defined as lack of confidence or shyness.

An example of diffidence is the inability or fear of ever asking or answering a question in class.

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The quality or state of being diffident; timidity or shyness.
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Lack of confidence in oneself, marked by hesitation in asserting oneself; shyness.
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The state of being diffident, timid or shy; reticence or self-effacement.
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