self-mockery


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self-mockery

n
gentle humour at one's own expense
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self-mockery

[ˌselfˈmɒkərɪ] Nburla f de sí mismo
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But she only said in self-mockery, and speaking to him as though he had been sane, "Why, Captain Hagberd, your son may not even want to look at me."
There's an endearing touch of self-mockery about him, and he manages to stride around the stage and deliver his lines at the same time without mishap, though it clearly costs him some effort."
Finally, one cannot refer to Karl Lagerfeld without mentioning his innate sense of repartee and self-mockery." Alain Wertheimer, CEO of Chanel, said: "Thanks to his creative genius, generosity and exceptional intuition, Karl Lagerfeld was ahead of his time, which widely contributed to the House of Chanel's success throughout the world.
The rule of law would be a self-mockery if it were not dependable, predictable and protective of human rights.
The research finds that people who frequently use self-defeating humour - which often gains the approval of others through self-mockery; poking fun at oneself - show greater levels of psychological well-being.
To give Trump his due, he is capable of self-mockery. His speech at the recent Gridiron Club dinner might equally well have been delivered by Alec Baldwin, whose career has been invigorated by his Trump impersonation on "Saturday Night Live."
Harvey can't go 10 seconds without a cheeky-chappie chirp or a squib of self-mockery.
When someone says 'I am a maven,' however, a note of self-mockery is added, as if to say 'and if I'm not such an expert, sue me.'" When it came to language, Safire insisted he was not an expert, and the distinction mattered.
Besides, what generation appreciates postmodern self-mockery and self-parody more than them?
If Franken was set ablaze on the pyre of political expediency, Republicans busied themselves constructing monuments to denial and political self-mockery. No tortures of conscience for those who found Moore morally reprehensible but support him, anyway.
"Perhaps it helps that we don't take ourselves too seriously and are happy to participate in a bit of self-mockery.
Ultimately, Whitehall's self-mockery resonated with us all.