Meaning of “self-defeating” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “self-defeating” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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)