Definition of self-depreciation in English:

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self-depreciation

Pronunciation: /ˌselfdəˌprēSHēˈāSH(ə)n/

noun

Modesty about or criticism of oneself.
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?

Derivatives

self-depreciating

adjective
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.

For editors and proofreaders

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

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