self-deprecating

adjective self-dep·re·cat·ing \ ˌself-ˈde-pri-ˌkā-tiŋ \

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

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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