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self-deprecating

  
  
If you describe someone's behaviour as self-deprecating, you mean that they criticize themselves or represent themselves as foolish in a light-hearted way.      adj   usu ADJ n  
Sharon tells the story of that night with self-deprecating humour.     
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v.
make an ostensibly modest or self-deprecating statement with the actual intention of drawing attention to something of which one is proud.
[informal] From 'humble'+'brag'. Ex: As a comment to the selfie she posted on her facebook page, she humblebragged about how 'awful' she looks without any make-up.
n.
an ostensibly modest or self-deprecating statement whose actual purpose is to draw attention to something of which one is proud
[informal] From 'humble'+'brag'. Ex: She got on my nerves; it was like her selfies, humblebrags and rants weren't enough to satisfy her craving for attention!
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