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self-effacing

adjective uk   us   /ˌself.ɪˈfeɪ.sɪŋ/
not making yourself noticeable, or not trying to get the attention of other people: The captain was typically self-effacing when questioned about the team's successes, giving credit to the other players.
Synonym
self-effacement
noun [U] uk   us   /-mənt/
self-effacingly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
Translations of “self-effacing”
in Chinese (Traditional) 不愛出風頭的, 謙虛的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不爱出风头的, 谦虚的…
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