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or self-depreciative

[self-di-pree-shee-ey-ting, self-] /ˈsɛlf dɪˈpri ʃiˌeɪ tɪŋ, ˌsɛlf-/
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self-depreciation, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • But the fact is that both of these self-depreciating New Englanders were stimulating and valuable teachers.

  • Soldiers—let a woman hesitate to speak of their dress and arms in any tone but that of self-depreciating humility.

    The Tapestry Book Helen Churchill Candee
  • He is not intended as a type of the meek, self-depreciating person who lets slander pass without a protest.

  • But Judy was too much engaged with her own numerous gifts to contradict this self-depreciating statement.

  • Had you been self-depreciating and oversensitive, what I said would have turned you from that field of effort.

    A Woman of the World Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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