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Here's the thing about Jews in Hollywood. Not to stereotype, but the Jews I know here are the funniest, most self-deprecating people I know. And it's rare to find a Jew that is actually offended by comedy about them.
Ben Feldman

Meaning of "self-deprecating" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SELF-DEPRECATING

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SELF-DEPRECATING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Self-Deprecating is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES SELF-DEPRECATING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

self-deprecating

Self-deprecation

Self-deprecation is the act of belittling, undervaluing or disparaging oneself. It can be used in humor and tension release. Self-deprecation is often perceived as being a characteristic of certain nations, for example of the British where "blowing one's own trumpet" is often frowned upon. It is also seen as a major component of the comedy of American comedians such as Joan Rivers, Louis C.K., Don Knotts, and Woody Allen.

Definition of self-deprecating in the English dictionary

The definition of self-deprecating in the dictionary is having a tendency to disparage oneself.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SELF-DEPRECATING

self-deceptive
self-declared
self-defeating
self-defence
self-defense
self-defensive
self-delusion
self-denial
self-denying
self-denyingly
self-deprecatingly
self-deprecatory
self-depreciating
self-destruct
self-destruction
self-destructive
self-determination
self-determined
self-determining
self-development

WORDS THAT END LIKE SELF-DEPRECATING

accounting
beating
boating
calculating
cheating
coating
communicating
dating
decorating
eating
fascinating
floating
frustrating
heating
incorporating
operating
rating
rotating
seating
skating
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Synonyms and antonyms of self-deprecating in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «self-deprecating» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SELF-DEPRECATING

Find out the translation of self-deprecating to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of self-deprecating from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «self-deprecating» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

自嘲
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

autocrítico
570 millions of speakers

English

self-deprecating
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आत्म deprecating
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الذاتي الاستنكار
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

самоуничижительной
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

auto-depreciativo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আত্ম-বিনয়ী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

autodérision
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menghina diri
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

selbstironisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

自分を卑下する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

자기 비하
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nyemangati
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tự ti
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சுய deprecating
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्वत: ची deprecating
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

öz mütevazi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

autoironico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

autoironiczny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

самоунічіжітельние
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

auto-peiorativ
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αυτο - αποδοκιμασίας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

self- deprecating
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

självironiskt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

selvironiske
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of self-deprecating

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SELF-DEPRECATING»

The term «self-deprecating» is regularly used and occupies the 92.632 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SELF-DEPRECATING» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about self-deprecating

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10 QUOTES WITH «SELF-DEPRECATING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word self-deprecating.
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Jules Asner
I like smart, funny, self-deprecating men.
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Maria Bamford
Some of my friends and family have tried to challenge me to do jokes that aren't as self-deprecating, where I genuinely express my own opinion in my own voice.
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Courtney Barnett
I'm self-deprecating - I spend a lot of time telling myself that things are OK, as opposed to having to tell myself to get over things.
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Mika Brzezinski
I think women have a hard time not apologizing their way into negotiations. We tend to back in to these conversations in a self-deprecating and ultimately self-defeating way.
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Ty Burrell
I'm not saying this just to be self-deprecating, but I have always taken delight in playing people who are oblivious, because I do think I have giant, giant blind spots. It's a very comfortable place to be.
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Diablo Cody
I have never been an ambitious person, and my participation in this industry is a fluke, but only male writers can afford to be coy and self-deprecating.
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Warwick Davis
I do a lot of public speaking and presentations and I'll always start with a self-deprecating joke to make everybody feel comfortable with my size because there can be hang-ups and anxieties.
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Peter Eisenman
I'm a Larry David fan, right? And it seems to me that Jewish history from the Talmud on has been a self-deprecating, self-critical kind of humor.
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Ben Feldman
Here's the thing about Jews in Hollywood. Not to stereotype, but the Jews I know here are the funniest, most self-deprecating people I know. And it's rare to find a Jew that is actually offended by comedy about them.
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Nathan Fillion
You can't embarrass Joss Whedon, he's got no pride! He fully admits it. 'Oh, it's me. I'm little and goofy.' You can't wound his pride. He's too self-deprecating.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SELF-DEPRECATING»

Discover the use of self-deprecating in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to self-deprecating and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Encyclopedia of Women and Gender: Sex Similarities and ...
As with many elements of humor, self-deprecating humor is complex. Humor scholars have noted that the first successful standup female comedians (e.g., Phyllis Diller, Joan Rivers) based their routines on one type of self- deprecating humor.
Judith Worell, 2001
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Self-Empowerment 101
When I express myself in self-deprecating behavior, it instills in me a sense of powerlessness and helplessness. It generates feelings of guilt and shame. Inevitably, I want to numb out and find ways to feel good. All of us employ some form of ...
Rosie E. Kuhn, 2011
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Pleasure of Fools: Essays in the Ethics of Laughter
As Nancy Reincke comments in her article on women's laughter, "When women laugh at self-deprecating humour, they are laughing against themselves, indirectly reinforcing male bonding and denying female knowledge." Only "[wjhen they ...
Jure Gantar, 2005
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Fighting Words: How George W. Bush's Leadership and Speaking ...
49 Self-deprecating humor characterizes someone who can laugh at himself, without feeling insecure or embarrassed. This is an apt description of George W. Bush, who, over the years, has often made people laugh with self-deprecating ...
LeRoy L. Lane, 2005
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Humor in Contemporary Junior Literature
'Plaisir' and 'Feminine' Self-Deprecating Humor Many humorous texts written for a clearly-defined, implied girl readership include self-deprecating humor on the part of the female protagonist, which I believe is accommodated within 'plaisir' ...
Julie Cross, 2012
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Handbook of Self and Identity
In addition, people will be self-deprecating if (1) they believe that well-adjusted people will be assigned to perform an embarrassing task (Kowalski & Leary, 1990); (2) the audience seems to admire lower levels of competence (Zanna & Pack, ...
Mark R. Leary, June Price Tangney, 2005
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Opening Windows on Texts and Discourses of the Past
Chaucer's. narrators. and. audiences. Self-deprecating. discourse. in. Book. of. the. Duchess. and. House. of. Fame. Michael Foster Chaucer's narrator-persona has traditionally been seen as a mask behind which the poet hides. Within this ...
Janne Skaffari, 2005
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The Films of Woody Allen: Critical Essays
In other words, whereas previous self-deprecating humor revealed the narrator's rejection of his Jewish iden— tity, modern self-deprecating humor indicates the guilt assimilated Jews feel for not preserving Jewish traditions. . Some scholars ...
Charles L. P. Silet, 2006
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30 Days to Taming Your Tongue Workbook
The. Self-Deprecating. Tongue. Some who engage in self put-downs believe their behavior is a sign of humility. Others fail to realize that everyone is inadequate in his own strength and can do nothing apart from the power of God.
Deborah Smith Pegues, 2007
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Self-Inference Processes: The Ontario Symposium
Our general expectation was that subjects who felt in some way personally responsible for their self-deprecating behavior would show lower self-esteem after the interview. The procedure was to induce subjects in an interview (with a ...
James M. Olson, Mark P. Zanna, C. Peter Herman, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SELF-DEPRECATING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term self-deprecating is used in the context of the following news items.
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Ann Rule was 'self-deprecating and loyal to a fault'
Local best-selling true crime author Ann Rule passed away on Sunday at age 83. Her fans and former colleagues say she took her signature genre to a new ... «MyNorthwest.com, Jul 15»
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Former USC quarterback Matt Leinart talks self-deprecating Dish …
That's why he agreed to be in a college football commercial for Dish Network last year with former OU linebacker Brian Bosworth and former Tennessee ... «NewsOK.com, Jul 15»
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Maine's Franco community not laughing at LePage's self
Another reads: “Hey governor, self-deprecating humor is one thing. Reinforcing a false stereotype that French Canadian people in Maine are dumb is another.”. «Bangor Daily News, Jul 15»
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Walking Away, by Simon Armitage - Book review: wittily self
He is wittily self-deprecating, much like a hipper Alan Bennett. One of his hosts says that she would have got the shower mended if he'd been John Hegley. «The Independent, Jun 15»
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Shaq cracks self-deprecating joke about Ronda Rousey, walks into …
The mistake Shaquille O'Neal made was not including three little words: “in the Octagon.” If he had just thrown that in, his line about Ronda Rousey might have ... «Washington Post, May 15»
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The rise and rise of the self-deprecating Josh Groban
The rise and rise of the self-deprecating Josh Groban. TOM CARDY. Last updated 05:00, May 20 2015. "When you have the chance to present yourself vocally, ... «Stuff.co.nz, May 15»
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Travelling Tottenham Support Sing Self-Deprecating Tune During …
Give it to the travelling Tottenham support at Stoke on Saturday—you can't fault them for their lack of enthusiasm. Spurs were brushed aside 3-0 at the Britannia ... «Bleacher Report, May 15»
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Self-deprecating humor?
As a Jew, I find the norm of “self-deprecating” Jewish humor and the “wry self-knowledge” a Salon article ascribes to Dunham's piece to be quite funny when ... «The Daily Princetonian, Apr 15»
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T-Shirt of the Day: Kevin Pillar and self-deprecating humor
T-Shirt of the Day: Kevin Pillar and self-deprecating humor ... Wednesday in spring training, Mr. Pillar showed a nice, self-deprecating, sense of humor with his ... «CBSSports.com, Mar 15»
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Behind the Scenes of Patrick Stewart's Self-Deprecating Strongbow …
That self-deprecating sense of humor is something that fans of Stewart's have come to expect from the X-Men and Star Trek star. The actor said it was the familiar ... «Hollywood Reporter, Mar 15»

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