Definition of Self-effacement

1. Noun. Withdrawing into the background; making yourself inconspicuous.

Exact synonyms: Effacement
Generic synonyms: Withdrawal
Derivative terms: Efface



Definition of Self-effacement

1. Noun. The act of keeping oneself in the background, as in humility. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Self-effacement

self-directed
self-direction
self-discipline
self-disciplined
self-discovery
self-disgust
self-distance
self-distrust
self-doubt
self-doubts
self-drilling screw
self-drive
self-dual
self-educated
self-education
self-effacement (current term)
self-effacing
self-effacingly
self-effacingness
self-efficacy
self-employed
self-employed person
self-employment
self-enclosed
self-esteem
self-evaluation programs
self-evidence
self-evidency
self-evident
self-evident truth

Literary usage of Self-effacement

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1. Critical Miscellanies, Second Series by John Morley (1877)
"... Mr. Mill's quality of self-effacement, and his steadfast care to look anywhere rather than- in his own personal merits, for the source of any of those ..."

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