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self-depreciation Syllabification: self-de·pre·ci·a·tion

Definition of self-depreciation in English:


Another term for self-deprecation (see self-deprecating).
Example sentences
  • In an industry famed for its confidence and self-belief, there's no room for coyness or self-depreciation.
  • He is full of canny self-depreciation and self-belief and it has undoubtedly rubbed off on his players.
  • Could self-depreciation also be a human right?



Example sentences
  • I'll have to admit, I laughed pretty hard at these short trailers - it's nice to know Disney sometimes has a self-depreciating sense of humor.
  • The self-depreciating humour comes naturally, and perhaps it is part of a good-natured armoury which has allowed him to keep his spirits up when not involved in first-team action.
  • When she sobers up, she becomes painfully self-depreciating and whiny, which isn't any better.


Example sentences
  • ‘Pitifully new,’ he agreed, but his voice was more proud than self-depreciatory.

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