lacking confidence

See: hesitant
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NORTHAMPTON director of rugby Jim Mallinder believes his side are lacking confidence after this defeat to Ospreys.
the pressure cooker that is international rugby must be a terrible place too be when you're lacking confidence because of a few mistakes and the media monster hounding you.
I don't think we are lacking confidence, it's about teamwork," the Dutchman said.
SMALL firms are lacking confidence following the general election, according to business leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire.
He said: "We are lacking confidence and we are finding it hard to get in behind teams.
The survey also found 60 per cent said being unhappy with their bodies was the main reason for lacking confidence.
1 : lacking confidence <With encouragement he became less diffident.
We were a team full of confidence in the first half, then we panicked after the penalty and we were a team lacking confidence in the second.
And though no one would accuse Herbert Blomstedt - guest-conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic this weekend - of lacking confidence, his manner is unusually modest for a conductor.
They are maybe lacking confidence a bit and we are brimming with confidence at the moment, so hopefully we can take that into tonight's game.
Insecure, lacking confidence, needing help with everything from her makeup to her double axels, Casey isn't the most promising skater.
The boys are lacking confidence which is understandable but we are not showing any passion or pride which is totally unacceptable,' said Tarbuck.