Definition of unconfident in English:

unconfident

adjective

  • Not confident; hesitant.

    ‘the airmen were young, but not unconfident’
    ‘very young people may have an unconfident approach’
    • ‘The dark mindset of guilt alone is designed to prey on early teens and technically smart but socially unconfident older teens who, for one reason or another, have a shaky sense of self-worth.’
    • ‘So you can imagine how a shy, quite and unconfident person might feel dealing with this.’
    • ‘Variety is what is expected of most writers, although it can be threatening for the unconfident reader.’
    • ‘Yeah, like I said, like in the beginning, I was pretty nervous and unconfident playing the first match in such a long time.’
    • ‘Most of the people who read your book will be unconfident males.’
    • ‘The girl you're describing sounds unconfident; maybe she's looking for something that makes her seem mysterious and powerful.’
    • ‘A good many of these tests, I am convinced, make the most of the fact that the people taking them are presumed to be inexperienced and unconfident, and likely to accept the authority of the test company.’
    • ‘I believe his obnoxious behaviour is a gloss to cover an immature, unconfident, pathetic and pitiful character.’
    • ‘Resigned to the fact that a war will take place and unconfident of their ability to stop it, anti-war protesters instead wash their hands of war.’
    • ‘Gerrard did not appear the most unconfident player when he returned to training with the rest of the squad.’
    • ‘Members admit their recommendations will be ‘anti-scientific’ but those in the nervous and unconfident museum profession welcome an opportunity to improve their image.’
    • ‘I think that I wouldn't want readers to feel unconfident about books and the book industry.’
    • ‘But they are unconfident, depressed and defensive.’
    • ‘A six-point scale was used to assess student confidence in responding to the cases, anchored at 1 = very unconfident and 6 = very confident.’
    • ‘Personally I am not so unconfident in our nation as to believe any agreement we enter into with the United States immediately means we are relinquishing our sovereignty.’
    • ‘I am not going to ruin this trip for myself by being unconfident and unsure.’
    • ‘Where post-Cold War politics seemed uncertain and unconfident, Islamic fundamentalism promised firm rules, a coherent sense of identity, and a sense of belonging to a global Islamic community.’
    • ‘It's very hard at the moment to read that mood, but it's uncertain, slightly fearful, unconfident.’
    • ‘In strikes previously unconfident people speak to mass meetings of workers to raise solidarity or argue for more action.’
    • ‘That the threat is perceived so deeply shows how unconfident we are as doctors.’
    shy, bashful, modest, self-effacing, unassuming, unpresuming, humble, meek, unassertive, timid, timorous, shrinking, reserved, withdrawn, introverted, inhibited
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Pronunciation

unconfident

/ʌnˈkɒnfɪd(ə)nt/