Related formsself-dep·re·cat·ing·ly, adverbself-dep·re·ca·tion, noun
Examples from the Web for self-deprecating
But he also kept his sense of humor, some of it self-deprecating.Despite Crack and Graft, D.C. Loved ‘Hizzoner’ Marion Barry|Lloyd Grove|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Vulture, too, noticed her “effortless, self-deprecating charm.”Jennifer Lawrence Shouldn’t Laugh Off Her Nude Photo Hack|Samantha Allen|September 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Look, Palin fans already love her, and self-deprecating humor makes you appear secure.
Unlike past presidents, who typically gave us self-deprecating jokes, Obama uses comedy as a weapon.
She ran the gamut with physical humor and dished out droll, self-deprecating one-liners.
He looked from one to the other, with his melancholy and self-deprecating smile.The Last Hope|Henry Seton Merriman
He smirked in a self-deprecating way, and pulled his hat-brim down in front.Dr. Sevier|George W. Cable
Then, there was no limit to the gentle, self-deprecating plausibility with which he alluded to himself.The White Hand and the Black|Bertram Mitford