Definition of “self-pity” - English Dictionary

“self-pity” in British English

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self-pitynoun [ U ]

uk /ˌselfˈpɪt.i/ us /ˌselfˈpɪt̬.i/ disapproving

(Definition of “self-pity” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“self-pity” in American English

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self-pitynoun [ U ]

us /ˈselfˈpɪt̬·i/

care and sadness about your own problems:

It’s not easy to face serious illness without self-pity.

(Definition of “self-pity” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)