Definition of self-parodic in US English:



  • another term for self-parodying
    • ‘Admittedly, the James Bond films have had their own periods of self-parodic excess.’
    • ‘The scenes of romance and courtship have their nearly self-parodic element.’
    • ‘Morrison's poetic expressions sound amateurish, stunted, stilted and self-parodic in comparison with his song lyrics.’
    • ‘It sounded a bit self-parodic to me when it came out and has improved with age only slightly.’
    • ‘Emerson's own, often self-parodic, comments in the margins suggest that he saw some of his own jottings as crude.’
    • ‘The claims run from self-parodic to funny to intentionally ridiculous (he's ‘drinking gasoline’).’
    • ‘The performances were still as robust, as engaging, but the self-parodic roaring boy character had gone to be replaced by an older and wiser persona.’