Translation: from spanish

self-deprecating

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  • self-deprecating — also self deprecating, 1958, from SELF (Cf. self) + deprecating (see DEPRECATE (Cf. deprecate)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • self-deprecating — adj trying to make your own abilities or achievements seem unimportant ▪ self deprecating humour >.self depre cation n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • self-deprecating — adjective showing that you think you are not very good or important: a self deprecating remark ╾ ,self depre cation noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • self-deprecating — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ modest about or critical of oneself. DERIVATIVES self deprecation noun self deprecatory adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • self-deprecating — ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe someone s behaviour as self deprecating, you mean that they criticize themselves or represent themselves as foolish in a light hearted way. Sharon tells the story of that night with self deprecating humour …   English dictionary

  • self-deprecating — UK / US adjective showing that you think you are not very good or important a self deprecating remark Derived word: self deprecation noun uncountable …   English dictionary

  • self-deprecating — adj. Self deprecating is used with these nouns: ↑humour, ↑shrug, ↑wit …   Collocations dictionary

  • self-deprecating — adjective trying to make your own abilities or achievements seem unimportant: self deprecating humour …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • self-deprecating — self deprecatingly, adv. self deprecation, n. /self dep ri kay ting, self /, adj. belittling or undervaluing oneself; excessively modest. Also, self deprecatory /self dep ri keuh tawr ee, tohr ee, self /. * * * …   Universalium

  • self-deprecating — self′ dep′recating adj. belittling or undervaluing oneself; excessively modest • Etymology: 1975–80 self′ depreca′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • self-deprecating — adj self critical, overly modest, humble, unpretentious; unassertive, shrinking, retiring, backward, quiet, constrained, restrained, reserved; self abnegating, self abasing, self effacing, unassuming, unpresuming; diffident, shy, hesitant,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder


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