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What is the opposite of confident?

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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.”
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Opposite of excessively or unpleasantly self-assertive or ambitious
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Opposite of in full control of one's faculties, and having a firm belief in one's abilities
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Opposite of optimistic or positive, especially in an apparently bad or difficult situation
Adjective
Opposite of boldly self-assured or confident
“The barbarians were subdued and became submissive to the enchantress' whims.”
Adjective
Opposite of willing, or inclined, to take chances or risks
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Opposite of confident or self-assured, such as in one's own abilities
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Opposite of characterized by sound judgment
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Opposite of having an easy-going mood or temperament
“Jim has an anxious personality and persistently worries about trivial things.”
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Opposite of having or characterized by authority, or the air of authority
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Opposite of optimistic or positively hopeful in nature or temperament
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Opposite of determined and assertive in nature
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Opposite of having or showing courage, determination, and spirit
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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.”
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Opposite of willing, or inclined, to take chances or risks
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Opposite of calm and controlled under pressure
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Opposite of uncritically content with oneself or one's achievements
“Josh was habitually dissatisfied with his results and always wanting to improve.”
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Opposite of mentally calm, having no emotion too strong or too weak
“It is in those of delicate health, neurotic disposition, and psychoneurotic tendencies, that reassurances are needed.”
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Opposite of knowledgeable, experienced or confident in a given subject or environment
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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.”
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Opposite of able to provide for oneself independently of others
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Opposite of attracting notice and attention, or prone to doing so
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Opposite of polite, elegant, and sophisticated in manner
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Opposite of having or displaying a dashing, jaunty, or slightly disreputable quality or appearance
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Opposite of inspiring or feeling hope and optimism
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