self-deprecation

noun
self-dep·​re·​ca·​tion | \ ˌself-de-pri-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce self-deprecation (audio) \
plural self-deprecations

Definition of self-deprecation

: disparagement or undervaluation of oneself On-camera and off, cheerful self-deprecation is the key to Hugh Grant's formidable charm.— Leah Rozen Comedy is about self-deprecation, about showing vulnerability.— David Moore

First Known Use of self-deprecation

1846, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-deprecation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-deprecation. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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