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A lack of faith or confidence in oneself.

self′-doubt′ing adj.


lacking in confidence
References in classic literature ?
But whatever blemishes others might discern in William, to his friend's mind he was faultless; for Marner had one of those impressible self-doubting natures which, at an inexperienced age, admire imperativeness and lean on contradiction.
How to Complete Your Creative Project Even If You're a Lazy, Self-Doubting Procrastinator Like Me
During their travels, they see the world populace enslaved to reality shows, the death of Rose's dad, the Earth burning up 5 billion years in the future and a self-doubting Charles Dickens toward the end of his life.