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English definition of “self-deprecating”

self-deprecating

adjective uk   /ˌselfˈdep.rə.keɪ.tɪŋ/ us    /-t̬ɪŋ/ (also self-deprecatory) formal
trying to make yourself, your abilities, or your achievements seem less important: a self-deprecating manner/remark self-deprecating humour/jokes
self-deprecatingly
adverb uk   /ˌselfˈdep.rɪ.keɪ.tɪŋ.li/ us    /-t̬ɪŋ-/
self-deprecation
noun [U] uk   /ˌselfˌdep.rəˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us  
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