self-deprecating

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self-deprecating

[self-dep-ri-key-ting, self-]
adjective
belittling or undervaluing oneself; excessively modest.
Also, self-deprecatory [self-dep-ri-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, self-] .

self-deprecatingly, adverb
self-deprecation, noun
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self-deprecating or self-depreciating
 
adj
having a tendency to disparage oneself
 
self-depreciating or self-depreciating
 
adj

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Example sentences
That's where you can see his self-deprecating humor and honesty, and the
  breadth of his interests.
But no, he smiled and kept his cool and even cracked a string of
  self-deprecating gags about his bad press.
But a self-deprecating tone rescues the book from taking itself too seriously.
It can only be defended with an appeal to a sense of style and taste, with a
  strong dash of self-deprecating humour.
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