self–pity

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noun \ˈself-ˈpi-tē\

Definition of self–pity

  1. :  pity for oneself; especially :  a self-indulgent dwelling on one's own sorrows or misfortunes

self–pitying

play \-tē-iŋ\ adjective

self–pityingly

play \-iŋ-lē\ adverb

First Known Use of self–pity

1621


SELF–PITY Defined for English Language Learners

self-pity

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noun

Definition of self–pity for English Language Learners

  • : a feeling of pity for yourself because you believe you have suffered more than is fair or reasonable


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