Hi, can I use under-confident as the opposite of confident? Thanks!
Nov 25, 2014 7:27 PM
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I wouldn't use "under-confident." I'd either do as Su.Ki says--use a plain, clear phrase: "he lacks confidence," "he isn't confident," or look for a completely different word that has the opposite meaning. The ones that come to mind: "timid," "uncertain," "unsure," "insecure," "vacillating." Let's see what an online thesaurus suggests: Of the ones it lists, I like "doubtful" and "unsure."
November 25, 2014
You can, but it's not very common. You can also say 'He lacks confidence'.
November 25, 2014
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