self-defeating

US [ˌself-dɪˈfitɪŋ]
UK [ˌself-dɪˈfiːtɪŋ]
  • adj.事与愿违的;适得其反的;弄巧成拙的
  • Web自我挫败;自我挫败的;自暴自弃的
self-defeating
adj.
1.
事与愿违的;适得其反的;弄巧成拙的causing more problems and difficulties instead of solving them; not achieving what you wanted to achieve but having an opposite effect
Paying children too much attention when they misbehave can be self-defeating.
孩子有不良行为时,过分关注可能适得其反。

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