A self-deprecating Barack Obama called him the “most popular president in the world.”
In later years, Mandela would translate it with mingled pride and self-deprecating humor as “troublemaker.”
By turns bossy, blustery, and self-deprecating, Frida insinuates herself into every aspect of the place.
Didn't I know that the proper term was "self-deprecating"—minus the "i"?
The O contained a whimsical smiley face, a wry, self-deprecating wink at the pretensions of power.
But Slutever, with its rawness, honesty, and self-deprecating humor, was something different.
Ronson himself—inquiring, droll, more than a bit nerdy—is the self-deprecating guide and hero of these adventures.
Then, there was no limit to the gentle, self-deprecating plausibility with which he alluded to himself.
He smirked in a self-deprecating way, and pulled his hat-brim down in front.
He looked from one to the other, with his melancholy and self-deprecating smile.