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English definition of “self-deprecating”

self-deprecating

adjective     /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/jokesShy and modestAnxious and worried self-deprecatingly     /ˌselfˈdep.rɪ.keɪ.tɪŋ.li/ US  /-t̬ɪŋ-/ adverb self-deprecation     /ˌselfˌdep.rəˈkeɪ.ʃən/ noun [U]
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