from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Pity for oneself, especially exaggerated or self-indulgent pity.
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- n. A feeling of pity for oneself.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Pity on one's self.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a feeling of sorrow (often self-indulgent) over your own sufferings
Then she sighed deeply and took on an expression of self-pity.
Because of the unfairness, the person’s attitude often deteriorates into self-pity, which is a particularly difficult perspective to reverse.
LBJ had more than a little self-pity, a feeling that he was a poor kid from the South and the elite that ran the country never respected him.
He became ill years ago and successfully managed that illness without much self-pity and died with courage and grace.
Never feel self-pity, the most destructive emotion there is.
I noticed your self-pity in your post to Mr. Duke suggesting that you are the victims of our acid.
There was loss of love in there, self-doubt, self-pity, and it really turned into a song about overcoming all of that.
Neither will expressing frustration and self-pity.
Dinner parties, group vacations, and the holidays, most of which you attend solo, become minefields of self-pity and self-loathing: you negotiate them, but they can leave gaping wounds.
An episode that draws terrific performances from William H Macy as feckless Frank, in a pathetic fug of self-pity, and Joan Cusack as sex-crazed Sheila.
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