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/ˈsɛlf dɪˈfi tɪŋ, ˌsɛlf-/
serving to frustrate, thwart, etc., one's own intention or interests:
His behavior was certainly self-defeating.
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Making cuts in these services is often
It seems to be
to want fulltime students who must work to support themselves.
More importantly, the strategy of disabusing the students of their beliefs in souls in this way is
But suggesting that the technology should be put on hold is not only useless, it's
In some ways, it is argued, these policies may have become
Critics argue that the government's hand-to-mouth policymaking is
, and illustrates its general lack of planning.
Such curbs may be politically expedient, but they are economically
But this collectively huge fiscal contraction is
The two-stage scheme is
in another respect as well.
To do so, though, would be as
as stopping the purchase of goods or components abroad.
British Dictionary definitions for
(of a plan, action, etc) unable to achieve the intended result
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