(Of an action) preventing rather than achieving a desired result; futile: courage without wariness is ultimately self-defeating the self-defeating quality of much human behaviour
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- It seems to me that the idea is rather self-defeating.
- Seldom will so much hot air have been expended by so many for such a meanly self-serving and self-defeating result.
- Rather than being self-defeating, successful players are their own best friends.
Words that rhyme with self-defeatingbeating, fleeting, greeting, Keating, meeting, sweeting
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