self-doubt


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self-doubt

(sĕlf′dout′)
n.
A lack of faith or confidence in oneself.

self′-doubt′ing adj.

self-doubt

n
the act or state of doubting oneself

self′-doubt′



n.
lack of confidence in one's own motives, ability, etc.
[1840–50]
self′-doubt′ing, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.self-doubt - lack of self-confidence
timidity, timidness, timorousness - fear of the unknown or unfamiliar or fear of making decisions
hesitance, hesitancy - a feeling of diffidence and indecision about doing something
unassertiveness - diffidence about self promotion
Translations

self-doubt

[ˌselfˈdaʊt] Ndesconfianza f de sí mismo
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