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
Reserved; disinclined to familiar approach.
The definition of reticent is inclined to not speak or restrained or quiet in style.
The definition of timid is shy and fearful.
Modest and reserved in manner or behavior.
Slow to apprehend; having difficulties in learning.
The definition of bashful is someone easily embarrassed or timid or shy.
Not forward but reticent or reserved in manner
Find another word for self-effacing. In this page you can discover 23 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for self-effacing, like: affable, modest, laconic, diffident, unassuming, good-humoured, mannered, level-headed, retiring, soft-spoken and matter-of-fact.