The definition of modest is someone or something that is humble or shy or not extreme.
Modest and reserved in manner or behavior.
Drawing back from contact with others, from publicity, etc.; reserved; shy
The definition of bashful is someone easily embarrassed or timid or shy.
Full of diffidence; lacking self-confidence; timid; 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.
The definition of timid is shy and fearful.
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, demure, retiring, bashful, diffident, self-deprecate, laconic, affable, unassuming, good-humoured and amiable.