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self-pity

[self-pit-ee, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈpɪt i, ˈsɛlf-/
noun
1.
pity for oneself, especially a self-indulgent attitude concerning one's own difficulties, hardships, etc.:
We must resist yielding to self-pity and carry on as best we can.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25
Related forms
self-pitying, adjective
self-pityingly, adverb
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  • We should all get back to work instead of wallowing in self pity.
British Dictionary definitions for self pity

self-pity

noun
1.
the act or state of pitying oneself, esp in an exaggerated or self-indulgent manner
Derived Forms
self-pitying, adjective
self-pityingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for self pity

self-pity

n.

1620s, from self- + pity (n.). Related: Self-pitying.

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