self-defeating

adjective

Definition of self-defeating

  1. 1 :  meant to solve a problem but actually causing the same or another problem :  causing more problems than it solves <a self-defeating strategy/policy>

  2. 2 :  preventing one from doing or achieving something <Don't just assume you'll fail! That's a self-defeating attitude.>


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