Thesaurus

self-deprecating

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of self-deprecating

formal meant to make yourself or the things you do seem unimportant
  • He spoke in a self-deprecating tone.
  • self-deprecating humor

Synonyms & Near Synonyms for self-deprecating

Antonyms & Near Antonyms for self-deprecating

See the Dictionary Definition 

Learn More About self-deprecating

Time Traveler for self-deprecating

Time Traveler

The first known use of self-deprecating was in 1834

See more words from the same year

Thesaurus Entries Near self-deprecating

self-dependent

self-deprecating

self-deprecatingly

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Self-deprecating.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/self-deprecating. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Words You Should Know

  • hedgehog reading a book
  • Often used to describe “the march of time,” what does inexorable mean?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!