Diffidence /ˈdɪfɪd(ə)ns/ noun
Shyness or modesty, resulting from a lack of confidence
Latin. Diffidentia, Diffidere.
“mistrust, distrust, want of confidence”
“to mistrust, lack of confidence”
Estimated First Use
The youth sat down as directed, but reluctantly and with diffidence – The White Company, Arthur Conan Doyle