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Meaning of self-pity

self-pit•y

Pronunciation: (self"pit'ē, self'-), [key]
— n.
  1. pity for oneself, esp. a self-indulgent attitude concerning one's own difficulties, hardships, etc.: We must resist yielding to self-pity and carry on as best we can.
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