What is the opposite of confident?

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Adjective
Opposite of having absolute certainty about something
“The board remains uncertain of his tenure as coach following a series of demoralizing losses.”
Adjective
(attributive) Opposite of feeling or exuding self-assurance
“They were insecure young men, who were led astray by a charismatic self-proclaimed prophet.”
Adjective
Opposite of boldly self-assured
“The barbarians were subdued and became submissive to the enchantress' whims.”
Adjective
Opposite of able to withstand strain or hardship
“His nervousness was apparent when he spoke with a shaky voice.”
Adjective
Opposite of conceited or confident in a bold or cheeky way
“She was modest and unassuming and an eloquent speaker on social and literary matters.”
Adjective
Opposite of confident or self-assured
Adjective
Opposite of having an easy-going mood or temperament
“Jim has an anxious personality and persistently worries about trivial things.”
Adjective
Opposite of optimistic or positive, especially in an apparently bad or difficult situation
Adjective
Opposite of behaving or done in a determined and forceful way
“His argument, both weak and unpersuasive, was met with silence from the audience.”
Adjective
Opposite of not disconcerted or embarrassed
Adjective
Opposite of polite, elegant, and sophisticated in manner
Adjective
Opposite of having a sociable and likable personality
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“Joe was an unsociable and obnoxious little boy who antagonized everyone around him.”
Adjective
Opposite of certain to remain safe and unthreatened
“The almshouse was, therefore, a socially stigmatizing option as well as an unsafe setting for childbirth, because of the high risk of infection.”
Adjective
Opposite of possessing sound judgment
Adjective
Opposite of willing, or inclined, to take chances or risks
“After looking down, he became too timid to carry on with the climb.”
Adjective
Opposite of not nervous; confident
Adjective
Opposite of uncritically content with oneself or one's achievements
“Josh was habitually dissatisfied with his results and always wanting to improve.”
Adjective
Opposite of attention-grabbing
Adjective
Opposite of able to provide for oneself independently of others
Adjective
Opposite of having or displaying a dashing, jaunty, or slightly disreputable quality or appearance
Adjective
Opposite of showing or characterized by great energy and movement
Adjective
Opposite of inspiring or feeling hope and optimism
Noun
Opposite of accepting of criticism
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