Definitions for self-effacement

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the act or fact of keeping oneself in the background, as in humility.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. effacement, self-effacement(noun)

    withdrawing into the background; making yourself inconspicuous


  1. self-effacement(Noun)

    The act of keeping oneself in the background, as in humility.

    John likes to remain unnoticed and does so naturally through the self-effacement found in his personality.


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