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denigrate oneself?

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denigrate oneself?

Postby tamguatlay » Sun Dec 26, 2010 12:27 pm

Can 'denigrate' be used for thinking lowly of oneself. Or should it be used for thinking lowly of other people?

For example, "He denigrates himself because he is suffering from an inferiority complex."

If 'denigrate' is not the correct word, could you please tell what word should I use?

Many thanks,

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Re: denigrate oneself?

Postby Josef » Sun Dec 26, 2010 1:05 pm

It is possible to "denigrate oneself", so your sentence is perfectly acceptable:

He denigrates himself because he is suffering from an inferiority complex.
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Re: denigrate oneself?

Postby tamguatlay » Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:37 am

Many thanks, Josef.

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