Meaning of self-diffidence in English:

self-diffidence

Pronunciation /ˌsɛlfˈdɪfɪd(ə)ns/

noun

  • Doubt in one's own ability, merit, or judgement; lack of self-confidence; modesty or shyness resulting from this.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in George Abbott (1604–1649), writer and politician. From self- + diffidence.