self defeating

self defeating
(a) обреченный на провал
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бессмысленный, обреченный на провал самой своей природой

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  • self-defeating — /self di fee ting, self /, adj. serving to frustrate, thwart, etc., one s own intention or interests: His behavior was certainly self defeating. * * * …   Universalium

  • self-defeating — self de feating adj causing even more problems, or causing exactly the same problems and difficulties that you are trying to prevent or deal with ▪ Constant dieting can be self defeating …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • self-defeating — [self′di fēt′iŋ] adj. that defeats its own purpose or unwittingly works against itself …   English World dictionary

  • self-defeating — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of an action or policy) unable to achieve the end it is designed to bring about …   English terms dictionary

  • self-defeating — In practical reasoning a strategy is self defeating when following it interferes with achieving the goals it sets out to further. Thus the strategy of maximizing personal pleasure may be self defeating if by following it one decreases one s… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • self-defeating — ADJ GRADED A plan or action that is self defeating is likely to cause problems or difficulties instead of producing useful results. Dishonesty is ultimately self defeating. ...self defeating patterns of thought and behavior …   English dictionary

  • self-defeating — adjective Something, such as a plan or action, which contains elements that will cause it to fail. Cutting off your nose to spite your face is self defeating …   Wiktionary

  • self-defeating — self de|feat|ing [ ,self dı fitıŋ ] adjective causing the same problems that you were intending to solve …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • self-defeating — self′ defeat′ing adj …   From formal English to slang

  • Self-defeating prophecy — A self defeating prophecy is the complementary opposite of a self fulfilling prophecy: a prediction that prevents what it predicts from happening. This is also known as the prophet s dilemma .A self defeating prophecy can be the result of… …   Wikipedia

  • Self-defeating personality disorder — Personality disorders Cluster A (odd) Paranoid · Schizoid Schizotypal …   Wikipedia

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