self-denigration

noun
self-den·​i·​gra·​tion | \ ˌself-ˌde-ni-ˈgrā-shən How to pronounce self-denigration (audio) \
plural self-denigrations

Definition of self-denigration

: disparagement or belittlement of oneself … survived adolescent mockery to become a talented American comic novelist whose angst and self-denigration propel his writing.— Jenny Shank

First Known Use of self-denigration

1961, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-denigration.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-denigration. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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