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Definition of Self-deprecation

Self-deprecation Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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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, such as Great Britain, where "blowing one's own trumpet" is frowned upon. It is also seen as a major component of the comedy of American comedians such as Phyllis Diller, Joan Rivers, Louis C.K., Don Knotts, Woody Allen and Zach Galifianakis.

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