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self-effacing

111 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[sˈɛlfɪfˈe͡ɪsɪŋ], [sˈɛlfɪfˈe‍ɪsɪŋ], [s_ˈɛ_l_f_ɪ_f_ˈeɪ_s_ɪ_ŋ]
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Synonyms for Self-effacing:

humble (adjective)

abashed, apologetic, contrite, homely, humble, meek, mild, modest, plain, plebeian, selfless, sheepish, submissive, unassuming, unobtrusive, unpretentious.

Other synonyms and related words:

affected, aloof, altruistic, apprehensive, awkward, backward, bashful, committed, confused, consecrated, cowering, coy, dedicated, demure, deprecative, deprecatory, devoted, diffident, discombobulated, disinterested, distant, embarrassed, eremitic, evasive, hesitant, humility, ill at ease, in a tizzy, inconspicuous, insecure, introverted, low-key, low-profile, mousy, nervous, passive, quiet, rabbity, recalcitrant, reclusive, reluctant, removed, reserved, respectful, restrained, reticent, retiring, sacrificing, self-abasing, self-abnegating, self-abnegatory, self-conscious, self-denying, self-deprecating, self-depreciating, self-depreciative, self-devoted, self-distrustful, self-doubting, self-forgetful, self-forgetting, self-immolating, self-neglectful, self-neglecting, self-renouncing, self-sacrificing, self-unconscious, shame-faced, shamefaced, shrinking, shy, standoffish, subdued, suppressed, timid, timorous, unacquisitive, unaggressive, unassertive, unassured, uncomfortable, unconfident, undemanding, uneasy, unemotional, unostentatious, unpossessive, unpresuming, unselfconfident, unselfish, unselfreliant, unsociable, unsocial, unsparing of self, unsure.

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