from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Pity for oneself, especially exaggerated or self-indulgent pity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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


self- +‎ pity (Wiktionary)



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  • "Self-pity is the worst poverty; it is the source of all unhappiness and blinds man to all he should be thankful for. The constantly complaining habit and the tendency to demand sympathy from others bring the greatest thorn into man's life: he becomes dependent upon the sympathy of others."
    - Samuel L. Lewis.

    September 2, 2008