Both have demonstrated an appealing shyness, a self-effacing modesty, and a stated preference for getting on with the work.
I don't tell you all this just to be humble or self-effacing .
He seems a genuinely good person, humble and self-effacing , and he's a talented actor and filmmaker.
He is so modest and self-effacing which also makes him popular with his peers.
You know, neither my wife nor I are into self-deprecation or make any lame attempts to be self-effacing .
This last comment is typical of the band's self-effacing and humble attitude to everything that's happened to them.
Modest, well-mannered and self-effacing , he is someone everybody likes because he works hard at earning their trust and affection.
Perhaps we need a trade union of the self-effacing , an Oscar for tentativeness and diffidence.
He remains modest and self-effacing , thank goodness, but now we know there is a core of steel within the good-natured exterior.
While the film's form is remarkably self-effacing , its content and visual style resemble the best of Hollywood westerns.