self-deprecating Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
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self-deprecatingadjective

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   us   /ˌselfˌdep.rəˈkeɪ.ʃən/
Translations of “self-deprecating”
in Chinese (Traditional) 自我貶低的, 自謙的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 自我贬低的, 自谦的…
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