how to pronounce diffidence


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diffidence is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of diffidence in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… leading the diffidence and we had in …”

meanings of diffidence


  1. The state of being diffident, timid or shy; reticence or self-effacement.
  2. Mistrust, distrust, lack of confidence in someone or something.

diffidence frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word diffidence occurs in english on average 0.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics diffidence can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that diffidence can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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