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Disparagement or undervaluation of oneself and one's abilities.
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Noun1.self-depreciation - a feeling of being of little worth
humbleness, humility - a humble feeling; "he was filled with humility at the sight of the Pope"
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Oh, don't mind me," he said, with a self-depreciatory wave of his hand.
This finding is consistent with that of prior research in which is has been shown that females often experience lower positive mood, are more concerned with their appearance, and have more self-depreciatory notions than males (Watson & Walker, 1996).
Oh, I dunno," Benja gave a self-depreciatory scowl, but then unaccountably volunteered the information, "I hit a hole in a oak door once.