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self-defeating

[self-di-fee-ting, self-] /ˈsɛlf dɪˈfi tɪŋ, ˌsɛlf-/
adjective
1.
serving to frustrate, thwart, etc., one's own intention or interests:
His behavior was certainly self-defeating.
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self-defeating

adjective
1.
(of a plan, action, etc) unable to achieve the intended result
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