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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Reluctant to draw attention to one's own person.

Usage examples (34)
  • 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.
  • Joseph Ratzinger is also remarkably self-effacing.
  • In person, Nicholson is gracious and self-effacing. for more
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