- adjself-critical, overly modest, humble, unpretentious; unassertive, shrinking, retiring, backward, quiet, constrained, restrained, reserved; self-abnegating, self-abasing, self-effacing, unassuming, unpresuming; diffident, shy, hesitant, reluctant, reticent, bashful, demurring, Archaic. verecund; unwilling, timorous, timid, blushing, fading into the wallpaper.
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self-deprecating — also self deprecating, 1958, from SELF (Cf. self) + deprecating (see DEPRECATE (Cf. deprecate)) … Etymology dictionary
self-deprecating — adj trying to make your own abilities or achievements seem unimportant ▪ self deprecating humour >.self depre cation n [U] … Dictionary of contemporary English
self-deprecating — adjective showing that you think you are not very good or important: a self deprecating remark ╾ ,self depre cation noun uncount … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
self-deprecating — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ modest about or critical of oneself. DERIVATIVES self deprecation noun self deprecatory adjective … English terms dictionary
self-deprecating — ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe someone s behaviour as self deprecating, you mean that they criticize themselves or represent themselves as foolish in a light hearted way. Sharon tells the story of that night with self deprecating humour … English dictionary
self-deprecating — UK / US adjective showing that you think you are not very good or important a self deprecating remark Derived word: self deprecation noun uncountable … English dictionary
self-deprecating — adj. Self deprecating is used with these nouns: ↑humour, ↑shrug, ↑wit … Collocations dictionary
self-deprecating — adjective trying to make your own abilities or achievements seem unimportant: self deprecating humour … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
self-deprecating — self deprecatingly, adv. self deprecation, n. /self dep ri kay ting, self /, adj. belittling or undervaluing oneself; excessively modest. Also, self deprecatory /self dep ri keuh tawr ee, tohr ee, self /. * * * … Universalium
self-deprecating — self′ dep′recating adj. belittling or undervaluing oneself; excessively modest • Etymology: 1975–80 self′ depreca′tion, n … From formal English to slang