inconfidence

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From in- +‎ confidence.

Noun[edit]

inconfidence (uncountable)

  1. (rare) Lack of confidence; mistrust.
    • 1880, United States. Office of Indian Affairs, Annual report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs (page 119)
      When coming first among these Indians in October, 1879, we found, instead of tribal unity and co-operation, schisms, jealousies, inconfidence, dissatisfaction, and pleasure manifested in revolutionary rather than in progressive tendencies.