- n. The disparagement of one's own abilities
“When you are in it for the long haul, self-deprecation and a dose of humility become as sexy as George Clooney.”
“The earlier masque of flirtation and faux self-deprecation melted away, leaving him cold.”
“He enjoyed tweaking expectations of humility or self-deprecation.”
“Kristol was celebrated for his wit, his genial self-deprecation and his ability to dismantle an opposing argument without dismantling his opponents.”
“What makes Jake so adorable and his style monologues so compelling is the combination of his talented mind's eye with his humility and self-deprecation.”
“Only she would have a big enough ego to say something like that without a hint of irony or self-deprecation.”
“But you might still enjoy the answers, which are to be found in How I Won the Yellow Jumper, a hugely entertaining new memoir of life on the Tour by Ned Boulting, Imlach's colleague in the ITV4 team and, as it turns out, a master of comic self-deprecation.”
“In testimony ranging from braggadocio to self-deprecation, Mr. Blagojevich talked about his "man crush" on Alexander Hamilton, the first secretary of the Treasury; his devotion to combing his fluffy mane of hair; and his aspirations of becoming a professional baseball player.”
“She sings "Love, You Didn't Do Right By Me" like a semi-comic air of self-deprecation rather than a typical torch song, and with a very dramatic pause after the first word.”
“It is all a part of the combination of showmanship and self-deprecation that is Rome's defining feature—and Fellini's as well.”
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