What is the opposite of boldness?

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Noun
Opposite of the state of being bold
Noun
Opposite of the characteristic of being brazen
Noun
Opposite of the condition of being determined
“Where he gets in trouble, again, is his unwillingness to make a firm stand on any issue.”
Noun
Opposite of the emotional or mental qualities necessary in dealing with difficult or distressing situations
Vulnerability can be a curse in a hostile environment.”
Noun
Opposite of the active absence of cooperation
Noun
Opposite of a feeling of self-assurance arising from an appreciation of one's own abilities or qualities
“This insecurity persisted as I entered my teens, and my desire for the perfect body would consume my life.”
Noun
Opposite of the quality of being novel or unusual
Noun
Opposite of the inclination or ability to fight or struggle
“He argued that change could be brought about through pacifism and appeasement.”
Noun
Opposite of posturing with a tendency to offend others
“The friendliness of his demeanor made him a pleasure to work with.”
Noun
Opposite of inappropriate informality or intimacy
Noun
Opposite of boldness and confidence of manner
“I know I should make the first move, but that's my shyness shining through.”
Noun
Opposite of the state or characteristic of being shameless
Noun
Opposite of the ability, and usually motivation, to assess and initiate things independently
“He has general apathy to do anything for himself since he lives at home with his parents.”
Noun
Opposite of the state of being transparent
Noun
Opposite of desperate recklessness
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