self-effacement

[self-i-feys-muh nt, self-] /ˈsɛlf ɪˈfeɪs mənt, ˌsɛlf-/
noun
1.
the act or fact of keeping oneself in the background, as in humility.
Origin
1865–70
Related forms
self-effacing, adjective
self-effacingly, adverb
self-effacingness, noun
British Dictionary definitions for self-effacement
self-effacement
 
n
the act of making oneself, one's actions, etc, inconspicuous, esp because of humility or timidity

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