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timidity (noun) lack of self-confidence or courage; shyness.
Timidity is the lack of self-confidence or courage. Timidity makes a person shy and nervous.
- As he entered the class he felt timidity. He felt nervous and shy as it was his first day at school, and as he did not know anyone there.
- They introduced the boldness of her brother. While she looked very shy and nervous, he appeared very bold and full of confidence.