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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishself-deprecatingˌself-ˈdeprecating adjective  MODESTtrying to make your own abilities or achievements seem unimportant self-deprecating humourself-deprecation noun [uncountable]
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self-deprecatingAlways self-deprecating and modest, he fought bravely a long struggle against cancer, remaining cheerful and full of amusing unrepeatable anecdotes.But he often greets strangers with self-deprecating humor and a boyish enthusiasm that is not without charm.His eyes danced, his self-deprecating humor worked and his arms and fingers lunged in all directions for effect.self-deprecating humorHe made perfect, self-deprecating jokes and gracious presentations.This time Laimonis's self-deprecating laugh does not cover the pain, and something else, hostility perhaps.The nice thing about him is his self-deprecating manner.Jones also has a very self-deprecating sense of humour.
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