self-deprecatory

adjective
self-dep·​re·​ca·​to·​ry | \ ˌself-ˈde-pri-kə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce self-deprecatory (audio) , -ˈde-prə-ˌkā-tə-rē \

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, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-deprecatory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-deprecatory. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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