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

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

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Example sentences
Self-deprecation is an essential part of her appeal, too.
If nothing else, he's figured out the art of crisis management through
  self-deprecation, which means little in the big picture.
When in doubt, you can't go wrong with a little self-deprecation.
He applies similar self-deprecation to his painting.
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