Definition of "self-effacing" [self-effacing]

  • (adjective) Not drawing attention to oneself; modest.

Use "self-effacing" in a sentence

  • "Weingart stared straight ahead, his expression self-effacing, his hands resting on the spokes of his steering wheel."
  • "Lily is a rather private person and has been described as self-effacing."
  • "This rabbi is too self-effacing and that one— good God!"

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