from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Tending to undervalue oneself and one's abilities.
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- adj. expressing disapproval or being critical of oneself.
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- adj. conscious of your own shortcomings
When life is cruel, finding even a shred of humor or a little self-deprecating chuckle is sometimes just what the doctor ordered.
If you were to ask him that question directly, his answer would probably be diffident, jokey or evasive, in keeping with the self-deprecating reticence that has helped make him so popular with followers of the sport.
Reminds me (since Georgia is an attorney) of the self-deprecating Senator Sam Ervin whose eloquence was legendary.
He's self-deprecating, yes, but not enough to refrain from quoting himself.
Conan O'Brien addressed Dartmouth's 2011 graduating class in typical self-deprecating fashion.
Green's transformation, from aggro battle rapper to self-deprecating TV star, shares a timespan with the rise of grime.
"It's not a career path that's open to most people," he said in a phone interview this month, with a self-deprecating humor that seems to be an off-camera trademark.
Her hapless theatrical endeavors and self-deprecating humor won her a cult following among lovers of ironic and quirky comedy, including Janeane Garofolo, Moby, Jonathan Ames, and Amy Poehler.
Palin got off a couple of self-deprecating lines, but seemed as intent as ever on settling scores with the McCain campaign acolytes that she skewers in her best-seller, Going Rogue.
Jane Maslin of The New York Times applauds Lisa's books as "punchy, wisecracking thrillers" whose "characters are earthy, fun and self-deprecating" and distinguishes her as having "one of the best-branded franchise styles in current crime writing."
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