Self-effacing meaning

sĕlfĭ-fāsĭng
Not drawing attention to oneself; modest.
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Shy, extremely humble and modest; making oneself seem unnoticeable.

Clark Kent's self-effacing behavior is to purposefully make people ignore him.

"[...] His personality was also extremely endearing, his interviews were very self-effacing, he came over as gentle and was generous in his praise of others. [...]" (Ian Gillan about Elvis Presley)

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