Translation of diffidence in Spanish:

diffidence

Pronunciation /ˈdɪfɪdəns//ˈdɪfɪd(ə)ns/

noun

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    falta de seguridad en sí mismo feminine
    retraimiento masculine
    • If there was a little hesitation and diffidence as the games began, it soon vanished without a trace, for even the kids who seemed shy, lost their self-consciousness and joined wholeheartedly in the activities.
    • So I think with some reluctance, with some diffidence, I come down on the positive side of the question.
    • It is with diffidence and humility that I greet the ultimate constitutional power in the Republic, the Presidential electors.
    • After the initial period of diffidence and hesitation, the young ones got along quite well with one another, and became totally absorbed in the proceedings.
    • But when they open the back door of each van, and peer into the sardine-packed interior, they are met by decades of accumulated mistrust, suspicion, diffidence and fear.