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See definition of effacing on Dictionary.com
  • as inerasure
  • as inobliteration

synonyms for effacing

  • deletion
  • eradication
  • expunction
  • expunging
  • obliteration
  • blotting out
  • canceling
  • crossing out
  • deleting
  • rubbing out
  • scratching out
  • wiping out
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How to use effacing in a sentence

When she retired from those boards, she found a home with her self-effacing husband in Auteuil, and there died in 1698.
THE STONES OF PARIS IN HISTORY AND LETTERS, VOLUME I (OF 2)BENJAMIN ELLIS MARTIN
To his military ability and self-effacing patriotism he added a far-seeing wisdom in council that could always be relied upon.
APPLETONS' POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY, JULY 1899VARIOUS
Cottrell was an excellent riverman, active as a squirrel and ready to take any chances, but extremely quiet and self-effacing.
THE BOSS OF WIND RIVERDAVID GOODGER (GOODGER@PYTHON.ORG)
She put away at once the fatigue that pressed on her (the gift still "worked" in a flash for the effacing of bodily sensation).
THE FLAW IN THE CRYSTALMAY SINCLAIR
I really think you are making a mistake by effacing yourself so readily on all occasions.
THE GIRLS AT MOUNT MORRISAMANDA MINNIE DOUGLAS
They had entirely forgotten the self-effacing secretary, but the noise of their dying laughter did not disturb him.
THE STAR LORDBOYD ELLANBY
He was quiet and self-effacing, also he was decent and he was kindly.
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN IRVIN S. (IRVIN SHREWSBURY) COBB
Moore, however, could never reconcile himself to effacing altogether the traces of his study.
THOMAS MOORESTEPHEN GWYNN
Under these mute self-effacing kings the progress of royal power was only the more striking.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 10, SLICE 7VARIOUS
Thou art young, and mayest be ambitious of effacing the disgrace or misfortune of thy first chivalry.
THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIREEDWARD GIBBON
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WORDS RELATED TO EFFACING

  • blotting out
  • canceling
  • crossing out
  • deleting
  • deletion
  • effacing
  • eradication
  • expunction
  • expunging
  • obliteration
  • rubbing out
  • scratching out
  • wiping out
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.