self-defeating

[ self-di-fee-ting, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlf dɪˈfi tɪŋ, ˌsɛlf- /
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adjective

serving to frustrate, thwart, etc., one's own intention or interests: His behavior was certainly self-defeating.

Nearby words

  1. self-curing resin,
  2. self-dealing,
  3. self-deceived,
  4. self-deceiving,
  5. self-deception,
  6. self-defence,
  7. self-defense,
  8. self-deliverance,
  9. self-deluded,
  10. self-delusion

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British Dictionary definitions for self-defeating

self-defeating

adjective

(of a plan, action, etc) unable to achieve the intended result
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