adjective see self-distrust

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • self-distrustful — See self distrust. * * * …   Universalium

  • self-distrustful — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective : lacking in self confidence …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-distrust — self distrustful, adj. self distrusting, adj. /self dis trust , self /, n. lack of confidence in oneself, in one s abilities, etc. [1780 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • self-effacing — Synonyms and related words: altruistic, backward, bashful, committed, consecrated, dedicated, deprecative, deprecatory, devoted, diffident, disinterested, humble, modest, rabbity, retiring, sacrificing, self abasing, self abnegating, self… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • self-distrust — noun Date: 1789 a lack of confidence in oneself ; diffidence • self distrustful adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Self-suspicious — Self sus*pi cious, a. Suspicious or distrustful of one s self. Baxter. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • self-dis|trust|ful — «SEHLF dihs TRUHST fuhl», adjective. distrustful of oneself or one s own abilities …   Useful english dictionary

  • Diffident — Dif fi*dent, a. [L. diffidens, entis, p. pr. of diffidere; dif = dis + fidere to trust; akin to fides faith. See {Faith}, and cf. {Defy}.] 1. Wanting confidence in others; distrustful. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] You were always extremely diffident… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shy — Synonyms and related words: Pyrrhonic, about the bush, afraid, agnostic, apprehensive, around the bush, arrested, averse, avert, avoid, back down, backhanded, backward, balance, balk, bankrupt in, bare of, bashful, be startled, bear off, beat… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • unsure — adj 1. uncertain, unconvinced, dubious, doubtful, skeptical, suspicious, distrustful; ambivalent, of two minds, betwixt and between, on the fence; undecided, up in the air; irresolute, indecisive, infirm of purpose, wishy washy. See… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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