self-effacing

[ self-i-feys-muh nt, self- ]SEE DEFINITION OF self-effacing
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Mr. Kenby was subdued and self-effacing when they were about.

In these self-effacing flat-fishes we know with some precision what happens.

Morgan had just struck the bottom of the precipice in his wild, self-effacing dream.

Naturally humble and self-effacing, she had no ambition to shine socially.

The least troublesome, the most self-effacing, staidest girl of them all.

You are so modest, so self-effacing, you do not know your worth.

He became almost too quiet and self-effacing for a young man.

She faded on toward the self-effacing blank he had first known.

In company he was self-effacing; in a crowd he was entirely lost, if you know what I mean.

He was quiet and self-effacing, also he was decent and he was kindly.

WORD ORIGIN

1902, from self- + effacing (see efface). Self-effacement is recorded from 1866.

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