self-deprecating

adjective
self-dep·​re·​cat·​ing | \ ˌself-ˈde-pri-ˌkā-tiŋ How to pronounce self-deprecating (audio) \

Definition of self-deprecating

: tending or serving to disparage or undervalue oneself self-deprecating humor He is far too self-deprecating … to assume the persona of a celebrity.— Eve MacSweeney

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self-deprecatingly adverb
… his own informal cluster of American dissident scholars, which self-deprecatingly calls itself the "consolation club" … — Franklin Foer

First Known Use of self-deprecating

1834, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-deprecating.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-deprecating. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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self-deprecating

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English Language Learners Definition of self-deprecating

formal : meant to make yourself or the things you do seem unimportant

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