Examples from the Web for self-depreciating
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.
He is not intended as a type of the meek, self-depreciating person who lets slander pass without a protest.Expositor's Bible: The Book of Job|Robert Watson
Soldiers—let a woman hesitate to speak of their dress and arms in any tone but that of self-depreciating humility.The Tapestry Book|Helen Churchill Candee
Had you been self-depreciating and oversensitive, what I said would have turned you from that field of effort.A Woman of the World|Ella Wheeler Wilcox
But the fact is that both of these self-depreciating New Englanders were stimulating and valuable teachers.Modern American Prose Selections|Various
But Judy was too much engaged with her own numerous gifts to contradict this self-depreciating statement.Molly Brown's Junior Days|Nell Speed