diffidence


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reserve in speech, behavior, or dress

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But that is no cause for diffidence about Spender's achievement.
The disparate nature of the anti-rape crowd - leaderless and guided mostly by fury and emotions - provided the much-needed ruse for administrative diffidence.
Perhaps the diffidence he felt as an outsider was a way for him to shelter his subjects from sharper scrutiny.
Ross Eckler adds NME (and with some diffidence, PNE, MRE and NTT).
The bench showed diffidence against the investigative process stating that it is ineffective.
Without diffidence, he foresees the end of war, nation states, class struggle ("The social question is finally resolved"), and the "so-called 'modern' cities.
But the perfection Bell often approaches is offset by an apparent diffidence when the going gets tough.
But the perfection Bell (above) often approaches is offset by an apparent diffidence when the going gets tough.
The lessons of Dubai will be headed by England's costly diffidence against Ajmal in particular.
As to why more aggressive warnings of the risks of the inflating property market were not issued, Honohan writes that "although some initiatives were taken, deference and diffidence on the part of the CBFSAI led to insufficient decisive action or even clear and pointed warnings".
The downgrades reflect diffidence in government measures aimed at reforming the stagnant economy.
Abu Dhabi Emiratis expressed sentiments ranging from hope to diffidence when Gulf News approached them for views on tomorrow's elections.
And fostering a culture of diffidence and discrimination".
Summary: Despite opening doors for corporate houses to set up banks, the Reserve Bank of India retains its diffidence (not to say distrust) about their entry into this sensitive field.
Ricci was able to overcome the diffidence of the suspicious Mandarins right at the height of the Chinese empire's isolationist period and, in less than 20 years he became, "The wise man from the West" with the Chinese name of Li Madou.