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underconfidence

Definitions

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  • n. Insufficient confidence.

Etymologies

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under- +‎ confidence

Examples

  • “Bad writing is basically a dishonesty that has to do with an underconfidence in the idea that what you actually are is good enough.”

    Bad Writing, Good Movie? - Paper Cuts Blog - NYTimes.com

  • The big result: Choice behaviour changes from overconfidence to underconfidence when the task changes from easy and familiar to non-familiar.

    Two Flawless Articles on Overconfidence, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • It's hard to know which mistake Obama will make: over - or underconfidence.

    Obama Won’t Meet Everybody’s Expectations

  • It seems to show that there's an issue of underconfidence as well: attorneys who thought their clients had less than a 45% chance of success (mean about 27%) won nearly half the time, while attorneys who thought their clients had more than a 55% chance of success won slightly more than half the time.

    PointOfLaw Forum

  • He can address such psychological issues faced by athletes as choking under pressure, underconfidence or overconfidence, anxiety, psychiatric problems, performance-enhancing substances and resilience to adversity.

    Media Newswire

  • Â Today I've slightly rewritten the same article to address underconfidence of bear markets.

    GuruFocus Updates

  • In the current context we are struggling between mystification and reductionism, underconfidence and overconfidence in regards to how to know what we know.

    Everyday Liturgy

  • It’s about the writer’s real view of the world and her attempt to articulate it being out of sync in some way, so it’s basically a dishonesty that has to do with an underconfidence in the idea that what you actually are is good enough.

    Bad Writing, Good Movie? - Paper Cuts Blog - NYTimes.com

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