The definition of modest is someone or something that is humble or shy or not extreme.
Drawing back from contact with others, from publicity, etc.; reserved; shy
Modest and reserved in manner or behavior.
Full of diffidence; lacking self-confidence; timid; shy
The definition of timid is shy and fearful.
The definition of bashful is someone easily embarrassed or timid or shy.
Reserved; disinclined to familiar approach.
Not forward but reticent or reserved in manner
The definition of reticent is inclined to not speak or restrained or quiet in style.
Slow to apprehend; having difficulties in learning.
Find another word for self-effacing. In this page you can discover 23 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for self-effacing, like: modest, affable, retiring, demure, laconic, diffident, timid, self-deprecate, bashful, unassuming and good-humoured.