Centuries later, the term "self-depreciating" was coined to describe speech that belittles or humbles oneself.
But "self-depreciating" is a mouthful: six syllables, counting the dipthong as two.
Had you been self-depreciating and oversensitive, what I said would have turned you from that field of effort.
But the fact is that both of these self-depreciating New Englanders were stimulating and valuable teachers.
He is not intended as a type of the meek, self-depreciating person who lets slander pass without a protest.
Soldiers—let a woman hesitate to speak of their dress and arms in any tone but that of self-depreciating humility.
But Judy was too much engaged with her own numerous gifts to contradict this self-depreciating statement.