self-pitying
adjective see self-pity

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • self-pitying — self pity ► NOUN ▪ excessive concern with and unhappiness over one s own troubles. DERIVATIVES self pitying adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • self-pitying — ADJ GRADED Someone who is self pitying is full of self pity. At the risk of sounding self pitying, I d say it has been harder on me than it has on Joanne …   English dictionary

  • self-pitying — (ˈ) ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective : given to self pity • self pityingly (ˈ) ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adverb * * * ˌself ˈpitying ; adjective Main entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-pitying — See self pity. * * * …   Universalium

  • self-pitying — adjective Marked by self pity …   Wiktionary

  • self-pitying — See: self pity …   English dictionary

  • self-pity — n [U] the feeling of being sad and ↑depressed because you think that something unfair or unpleasant has happened to you used to show disapproval ▪ a note of self pity in her voice >self pitying adj ▪ a self pitying mood …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • self-pity — self pitying, adj. self pityingly, adv. /self pit ee, self /, n. 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. [1615 25] * *… …   Universalium

  • self´-pit´y|ing|ly — self pit|y|ing «SEHLF PIHT ee ihng», adjective. characterized by self pity: »sharply pathetic, but not self pitying... (Manchester Guardian). –self´ pit´y|ing|ly, adverb …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-pit|y|ing — «SEHLF PIHT ee ihng», adjective. characterized by self pity: »sharply pathetic, but not self pitying... (Manchester Guardian). –self´ pit´y|ing|ly, adverb …   Useful english dictionary

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