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Tending to undervalue oneself and one's abilities.

self′-dep′re·cat′ing·ly adv.






having a tendency to disparage oneself


belittling or undervaluing oneself; excessively modest.
self′-depreca′tion, n.
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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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