self-defeating Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “self-defeating” in the English Dictionary

"self-defeating" in British English

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uk   /ˌself.dɪˈfiː.tɪŋ/  us   /-t̬ɪŋ/
used to ​describe something that ​causes or makes ​worse the ​problem it was ​designed to ​avoid or ​solve: self-defeating ​regulations
(Definition of self-defeating from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"self-defeating" in American English

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self-defeatingadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˌself·dɪˈfi·t̬ɪŋ/
done in a way that ​keeps you from ​succeeding: He ​raises the ​issue in a way that is self-defeating.
(Definition of self-defeating from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “self-defeating”
in Chinese (Simplified) 自我挫败的, 适得其反的, 弄巧成拙的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 自我挫敗的, 適得其反的, 弄巧成拙的…
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