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Definition of "self-pity" [self-pity]

  • Pity for oneself, especially exaggerated or self-indulgent pity. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "self-pity" in a sentence
  • "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."