self-effacing ‎(comparative more self-effacing, superlative most self-effacing)

  1. Shy, extremely humble and modest; making oneself seem unnoticeable.
    Clark Kent's self-effacing behavior is to purposefully make people ignore him.
    "[...] His personality was also extremely endearing, his interviews were very self-effacing, he came over as gentle and was generous in his praise of others. [...]" (Ian Gillan about Elvis Presley)


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