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Another word for self-effacing

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Adjective
  1. Not forward but reticent or reserved in manner

      1. Lacking self-confidence; shy.
      2. Fearful and hesitant:
      1. Easily startled; timid:
      2. Tending to avoid contact or familiarity with others; retiring or reserved:
      3. Characterized by reserve or diffidence:
      1. Shy and reserved; modest.
      1. Having or showing a moderate estimation of one's own abilities, accomplishments, or value:
      2. Having or proceeding from a disinclination to call attention to oneself; retiring or diffident:
      3. Observing conventional proprieties in speech, behavior, or dress, especially in the avoidance of arousing sexual interest.
      1. Lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; shy and timid:
      1. Modest and reserved in manner or behavior.
      2. Characterized by or suggestive of reserve or modesty:
      1. Affectedly and often flirtatiously shy or modest:
      2. Characterized by or suggesting such shyness or modesty:
      3. Unwilling to make a commitment or divulge information:
      1. Shy, self-conscious, and awkward in the presence of others:
      2. Characterized by, showing, or resulting from shyness, self-consciousness, or awkwardness:
      1. Directed or facing toward the back or rear.
      2. Done or arranged in a manner or order that is opposite to previous occurrence or normal use.
      3. Unwilling to act; reluctant; shy.
    See also:

    restraint