Characterized by or suggestive of reserve or modesty:
Having or proceeding from a disinclination to call attention to oneself; retiring or diffident:
Drawing back from contact with others, from publicity, etc.; reserved; shy
Full of diffidence; lacking self-confidence; timid; shy
Showing an embarrassed timidity
(Archaic) Inaccessible; secluded
Characterized by reserve or diffidence:
Inclined to keep one's thoughts, feelings, and personal affairs to oneself.
Fearful and hesitant:
Find another word for self-effacing. In this page you can discover 11 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for self-effacing, like: demure, modest, retiring, diffident, backward, bashful, coy, shy, restraint, reticent and timid.