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[self-i-feys-muh nt, self-] /ˈsɛlf ɪˈfeɪs mənt, ˌsɛlf-/
the act or fact of keeping oneself in the background, as in humility.
tending to make oneself, one’s actions, etc, inconspicuous, esp because of humility or timidity; modest
the act of making oneself, one’s actions, etc, inconspicuous, esp because of humility or timidity


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