from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Disparagement or undervaluation of oneself and one's abilities.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Depreciation of one's self.
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- n. a feeling of being of little worth
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That would be fitting with my normal self-depreciation.
A dose of humor with some optimism and pinch of self-depreciation has always served me well.
The dualistic view that fueled our self-depreciation and guilt was that we are a seemingly concrete undeserving "me" and the person is a seemingly concrete more deserving "you."
With self-depreciation, we feel that we are inherently undeserving of what we have, while others innately deserve it instead.
The unconscious mind is then open to the suggestion of fear, hatred, selfishness, greed, self-depreciation, and other undesirable thought patterns from its surroundings.
The subconscious mind is then open to the suggestion of fear, hatred, selfishness, greed, self-depreciation, and other negative forces derived from surrounding persons or circumstances.
Gloat: Most of my self-depreciation counters the horrible gloating I did as a kid.
Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, and inadequacy are exhibited in self-depreciation and feelings of inferiority.
An elaborate gavotte of self-depreciation, flattery, and insinuation, all delivered in an upper-class Indian accent which you rarely hear anymore, a fluting imitation of the Duke of Devonshire.
Abusive personalities stem from a form of self hate and usually this level of self-depreciation is hard for them to deal with as well.