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Related to self-defeating: Self-defeating personality disorder
Injurious to one's or its own purposes or welfare: "American officials will find it harder than ever to ward off self-defeating protectionist measures" (George R. Packard).
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(of a plan, action, etc) unable to achieve the intended result
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|Adj.||1.||self-defeating - acting to defeat its own purpose; "it is self-defeating...to ignore the progress of events"|
unsuccessful - not successful; having failed or having an unfavorable outcome
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self-defeating[ˌselfdɪˈfiːtɪŋ] ADJ → contraproducente
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self-defeating[ˌsɛlfdɪˈfiːtɪŋ] adj → controproducente
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