In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(modest) modesto(diffident) retraído
- Diffident, brusque and self-effacing to the point of invisibility, he was not the first person you would choose if you wanted to mount a charm offensive.
- Perhaps we need a trade union of the self-effacing, an Oscar for tentativeness and diffidence.
- He's a very able person, but at the same time incredibly modest and self-effacing.
- She is too modest and too self-effacing to tell the whole story, but she will, I hope, some day.
- He seems a genuinely good person, humble and self-effacing, and he's a talented actor and filmmaker.
- While the film's form is remarkably self-effacing, its content and visual style resemble the best of Hollywood westerns.
- Modest, well-mannered and self-effacing, he is someone everybody likes because he works hard at earning their trust and affection.
- He was a slight, gentle, self-effacing man, very bright, a little absent-minded, with a lovely sense of humour.
- He's modest about his achievements, self-effacing about his music and finds an old-fashioned dignity in hard work.
- He is so modest and self-effacing which also makes him popular with his peers.
- He is modest and self-effacing - not someone seeking his fifteen minutes of fame.
- He remains modest and self-effacing, thank goodness, but now we know there is a core of steel within the good-natured exterior.
- A meek, self-effacing figure, he grows more haggard and needy as his hopes of business success and personal harmony crumble.
- This last comment is typical of the band's self-effacing and humble attitude to everything that's happened to them.
- Both have demonstrated an appealing shyness, a self-effacing modesty, and a stated preference for getting on with the work.
- He was a humble, self-effacing man, not given to self-aggrandisement of any sort.
- Here as in the first movement, the players' modesty is almost self-effacing.
- You know, neither my wife nor I are into self-deprecation or make any lame attempts to be self-effacing.
- I don't tell you all this just to be humble or self-effacing.
- God's glory and beauty are revealed in poor, humble, hurting and self-effacing lives of faith and compassion.
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