What is the opposite of confidence?

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Noun
Opposite of a feeling of self-assurance arising from an appreciation of one's own abilities or qualities
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“This insecurity persisted as I entered my teens, and my desire for the perfect body would consume my life.”
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Opposite of the feeling or belief that one can have faith in or rely on someone or something
“Her hesitancy to jump into a new relationship is understandable given her past experiences.”
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Opposite of a secret or private matter told to someone under a condition of trust
“The overtness of his actions would suggest that he wanted the information in the public domain.”
Noun
Opposite of the quality of being sanguine
Noun
Opposite of having a strong commitment to a cause
“He played with utter indifference and apathy because he knew that this was his last season with the club.”
Noun
Opposite of a mixture of style and energy
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Opposite of something that is kept or meant to be kept unknown or unseen by others
“It was no secret that Adam had a crush on Alannah.”
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Opposite of sweetness to the taste
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Opposite of the state of being effortless
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Opposite of the absence of embarrassment, constraint, discomfort or awkwardness
“Capturing beautifully the awkwardness that follows a first intimate encounter, the scene evolves into a roller coaster of emotion.”
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Opposite of mental or emotional stability
“Questions about his fitness were put to bed after a dominant performance on the field.”
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Opposite of the property of being honorable
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Opposite of the state or characteristic of being secretive
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Opposite of mental or emotional calm
“I cannot help but feel some degree of discomposure if we do not get some travel insurance prior to our trip.”
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Opposite of the inclination or ability to fight or struggle
“He argued that change could be brought about through pacifism and appeasement.”
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Opposite of the power to affect, control or manipulate (something or someone)
“They were well known for their political passiveness, a position supported by a deep-seated belief in the impotency of ordinary folk in the face of political ambitions.”
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Opposite of the state of being very close or familiar with someone
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