self-deprecatory

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adjective self-dep·re·ca·to·ry \ ˌself-ˈde-pri-kə-ˌtȯr-ē , -ˈde-prə-ˌkā-tə-rē \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of self-deprecatory

:expressing disparagement or undervaluation of oneself :self-deprecating
  • … an intense yet sensitive athlete with a nice touch of self-deprecatory humor.
  • —Sandy Treadwell
  • But then, in a funny, charming, self-deprecatory way he'd start telling rambling, digressive, but observant and intelligent stories that would bare his soul and crack you up …
  • —Ron Rosenbaum

First Known Use of self-deprecatory

1850


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