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self-effacing

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  • adjmodest
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Synonyms for self-effacing

adj modest
  • coy
  • discreet
  • humble
  • reticent
  • unassuming
  • unobtrusive
  • unpretentious
  • backward
  • bashful
  • blushing
  • chaste
  • demure
  • diffident
  • lowly
  • meek
  • moderate
  • nice
  • proper
  • prudent
  • quiet
  • reserved
  • resigned
  • retiring
  • seemly
  • self-conscious
  • sheepish
  • shy
  • silent
  • simple
  • temperate
  • timid
  • unassertive
  • unassured
  • unboastful
  • unpresuming
  • unpretending
  • withdrawing

Antonyms for self-effacing

  • brave
  • flaunting
  • forward
  • pretentious
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More words related to self-effacing

apologetic

adjective. expressing remorse, regret
  • atoning
  • attritional
  • compunctious
  • conciliatory
  • contrite
  • expiatory
  • explanatory
  • on one's knees
  • penitent
  • penitential
  • propitiatory
  • regretful
  • remorseful
  • repentant
  • rueful
  • self-effacing
  • self-incriminating
  • sorry
  • supplicating
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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