self-de|feat|ing

self-de|feat|ing
self-de|feat|ing «SEHLF dih FEE tihng», adjective.
defeating oneself or itself; contrary to one's own purpose or interests: »

U.S. taxation on foreign business activity is self-defeating (Time). In the long run, it is self-defeating to allocate aid only to known political allies (Manchester Guardian).


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