self-pitying

self-pity

[self-pit-ee, self-]
noun
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:
1615–25

self-pitying, adjective
self-pityingly, adverb
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self-pity
 
n
the act or state of pitying oneself, esp in an exaggerated or self-indulgent manner
 
self-'pitying
 
adj
 
self-'pityingly
 
adv

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self-pity
1620s, from self + pity.
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