self-pity

noun \ ˌself-ˈpi-tē \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of self-pity

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

self-pitying

play \ˌself-ˈpi-tē-iŋ\ adjective

self-pityingly

play \ˌself-ˈpi-tē-iŋ-lē\ adverb

First Known Use of self-pity

1604

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SELF-PITY Defined for English Language Learners

self-pity

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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