self-deprecation love



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  • n. The disparagement of one's own abilities


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  • When you are in it for the long haul, self-deprecation and a dose of humility become as sexy as George Clooney.

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  • The earlier masque of flirtation and faux self-deprecation melted away, leaving him cold.

    Brush of Darkness

  • He enjoyed tweaking expectations of humility or self-deprecation.

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  • Kristol was celebrated for his wit, his genial self-deprecation and his ability to dismantle an opposing argument without dismantling his opponents.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

    Disgraced Governor Testifies in Trial

  • 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.

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  • It is all a part of the combination of showmanship and self-deprecation that is Rome's defining feature—and Fellini's as well.

    Finding Fellini


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