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English definition of “self-pity”


noun [U]     /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     /ˌselfˈpɪt.i.ɪŋ/ US  /-ˈpɪt̬-/ adjective
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