Meaning of “self-effacing” in the English Dictionary

"self-effacing" in British English

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self-effacingadjective

uk /ˌself.ɪˈfeɪ.sɪŋ/ us /ˌself.ɪˈfeɪ.sɪŋ/
self-effacement
noun [ U ] uk /ˌself.ɪˈfeɪs.mənt/ us /ˌself.ɪˈfeɪs.mənt/
self-effacingly
adverb uk /ˌself.ɪˈfeɪ.sɪŋ.li/ us /ˌself.ɪˈfeɪ.sɪŋ.li/

(Definition of “self-effacing” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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