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But he also kept his sense of humor, some of it self-deprecating.

Vulture, too, noticed her “effortless, self-deprecating charm.”

Look, Palin fans already love her, and self-deprecating humor makes you appear secure.

Unlike past presidents, who typically gave us self-deprecating jokes, Obama uses comedy as a weapon.

She ran the gamut with physical humor and dished out droll, self-deprecating one-liners.

"My concern is for the august maiden who has found favor in your sight," replied Kano, with a deprecating gesture.

Demurringly and with deprecating shakes of the head, she begins hanging wreaths about the walls of the room.

His eyes smiled at her, suave, deprecating, delighted eyes and recklessly observant.

She was very angry with Crozier, for it was absurd, that look of deprecating homage, that "Hush-she-is-coming" in his eyes.

Ellen Bayliss looked up from her sewing to throw this in, with her air of deprecating courtesy.


On this page you'll find 106 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to deprecating, such as: acrimonious, cantankerous, carping, caviling, cavillous, and censorious.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.