self-deprecating


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self-dep·re·cat·ing

(sĕlf′dĕp′rĭ-kā′tĭng)
adj.
Tending to undervalue oneself and one's abilities.

self′-dep′re·cat′ing·ly adv.

self-deprecating

,

self-depreciating

or

self-deprecatory

adj
having a tendency to disparage oneself

self′-dep′recating



adj.
belittling or undervaluing oneself; excessively modest.
[1975–80]
self′-depreca′tion, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.self-deprecating - conscious of your own shortcomings
apologetic, excusatory - offering or expressing apology; "an apologetic note"; "an apologetic manner"
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