self-deprecating

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

belittling or undervaluing oneself; excessively modest.

Nearby words

  1. self-deliverance,
  2. self-deluded,
  3. self-delusion,
  4. self-denial,
  5. self-denying,
  6. self-deprecation,
  7. self-depreciating,
  8. self-destruct,
  9. self-destruction,
  10. self-destructive

Also self-dep·re·ca·to·ry [self-dep-ri-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, self-] /ˈsɛlfˈdɛp rɪ kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, ˌsɛlf-/.

Related formsself-dep·re·cat·ing·ly, adverbself-dep·re·ca·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for self-deprecation

self-deprecating

self-depreciating

adjective

having a tendency to disparage oneself
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