self-effacing politicians tend not to be terribly successful.
But his self-effacing, self-aware and humble style makes it accessible and real—and thus particularly valuable.
No one more so than Stewart, who is, both in person and on screen, an awkward and self-effacing pixie.
Even in her 50s, and even with her self-effacing monologue, no small back room can seem to contain her.
He is a dogged correspondent with a serious demeanor, as self-effacing a person as you might find at the network level.
Ever self-effacing, it was of her beloved banner that Joan was thinking, never of herself.
Naturally humble and self-effacing, she had no ambition to shine socially.
To his military ability and self-effacing patriotism he added a far-seeing wisdom in council that could always be relied upon.
In these self-effacing flat-fishes we know with some precision what happens.
He became almost too quiet and self-effacing for a young man.