self-denigrating

adjective
self-den·​i·​grat·​ing | \ ˌself-ˈde-ni-ˌgrā-tiŋ How to pronounce self-denigrating (audio) \

Definition of self-denigrating

: tending or serving to belittle or disparage oneself a self-denigrating joke As Nicholas, post-divorce, confronts a compositional writer's block, Hazel morphs into a sad, self-denigrating divorcee.— Karen Campbell

First Known Use of self-denigrating

1958, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-denigrating.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-denigrating. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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