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self-pity

noun [U] uk   /ˌselfˈpɪt.i/ us    /-ˈpɪt̬-/ disapproving
sadness for yourself because you think you have a lot of problems or have suffered a lot: He faced his illness bravely and without any hint of self-pity.Sadness and regret
self-pitying
adjective uk   /ˌselfˈpɪt.i.ɪŋ/ us    /-ˈpɪt̬-/
(Definition of self-pity from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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