Definition of Self-pity

1. Noun. A feeling of sorrow (often self-indulgent) over your own sufferings.

Generic synonyms: Sorrow



Definition of Self-pity

1. Noun. A feeling of pity for oneself. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Self-pity

self-mastery
self-medication
self-medicator
self-medicators
self-metathesis
self-mortification
self-motivated
self-moving
self-murder
self-officiated
self-opinionated
self-organisation
self-organization
self-organizing
self-perpetuating
self-pity (current term)
self-pitying
self-poisoning
self-pollinated
self-pollinating
self-pollination
self-polluted
self-polluter
self-polluters
self-pollutes
self-polluting

Literary usage of Self-pity

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1. Beaumont and Fletcher: Or, The Finest Scenes, Lyrics, and Other Beauties of by Francis Beaumont, John Fletcher (1862)
"... this willow garland, and am prouder That I was once your love, though now refus'd, Than to have had another true to me. self-pity DEMANDING SYMPATHY. ..."

2. The Emotions and the Will by Alexander Bain (1888)
"A farther stage in the reflective operation is designated by Self-Pity, an appropriation ... And there is a certain consolation derived from this Self-Pity; ..."

3. Valuation: Its Nature and Laws, Being an Introduction to the General Theory by Wilbur Marshall Urban (1909)
"We clearly distinguish self-respect from self-complacency, and self-disdain from self- pity ; and respect and disdain for others from mere liking or ..."

4. Human Nature and the Social Order by Charles Horton Cooley (1922)
"At any rate, self-pity is much too common to be ignored. ... But it seems to me that we avoid self-pity only by not vividly imagining ourselves in a piteous ..."

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