diffidence (n.)
distrust, misgiving, lack of confidence
1H6 III.iii.10 [Charles to Pucelle] We ... of thy cunning had no diffidence
KJ I.i.65 [Queen Eleanor to Bastard, of his mother] Thou dost ... wound her honour, with this diffidence
KL I.ii.146 [Edmund to Edgar, of a writer] the effects he writes of succeed unhappily, as of ... needless diffidences

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