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Definition of self-effacing adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    self-effacing

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  1. 1not wanting to attract attention to yourself or your abilities synonym modest
  2. 2 He was a shy, self-effacing man.
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noun [uncountable]
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