self-deprecating

[ self-dep-ri-key-ting, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlfˈdɛp rɪˌkeɪ tɪŋ, ˌsɛlf- /

adjective

belittling or undervaluing oneself; excessively modest.
Also self-dep·re·ca·to·ry [self-dep-ri-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, self-] /ˈsɛlfˈdɛp rɪ kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, ˌsɛlf-/.

Related forms

self-dep·re·cat·ing·ly, adverbself-dep·re·ca·tion, noun
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self-deprecating

self-depreciating


adjective

having a tendency to disparage oneself
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