undermine one's self-esteem


Urdu - Pakistan
What does it meant when somebody says that you are undermining my self-esteem ?

Is it in a good sense or a bad sense ?

I have heard it in a TV show.

What I understood from it is,

to discourage someone.

Am I correct ?
  • suzi br

    Senior Member
    English / England
    It is not a good thing.
    Someone (A) is blaming someone else (B) for the fact that A is losing his self- esteem. It is a way of criticising some specific behaviour on B's part, depending on the context
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