Definition of self-deprecating adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

self-deprecating

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done in a way that makes your own achievements or abilities seem unimportant He gave a self-deprecating shrug.
self-deprecation
 
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NAmE//ˌsɛlf dɛprəˈkeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
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