self-deprecating love



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  • adjective Tending to undervalue oneself and one's abilities.

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  • adjective expressing disapproval or being critical of oneself.

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  • adjective conscious of your own shortcomings


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self- +‎ deprecating, present participle of to deprecate


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  • I clung to Hugo's arm and tried to smile in a charming but self-deprecating way. -Charlaine Harris, Living Dead in Dallas

    December 11, 2010