self-pityingly
adverb see self-pity

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • self-pityingly — adverb see self pitying * * * self pitˈyingly adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑self …   Useful english dictionary

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

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

  • self-pity — noun Date: 1621 pity for oneself; especially a self indulgent dwelling on one s own sorrows or misfortunes • self pitying adjective • self pityingly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • self-pity — noun excessive unhappiness over one s own troubles. Derivatives self pitying adjective self pityingly adverb …   English new terms dictionary

  • self-pity — n. extreme sorrow for one s own troubles etc. Derivatives: self pitying adj. self pityingly adv …   Useful english dictionary

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  • maudlin — [ mɔ:dlɪn] adjective self pityingly or tearfully sentimental. Origin ME (denoting Mary Magdalen): from OFr. Madeleine, from eccles. L. Magdalena; the current sense derives from images of Mary Magdalen weeping …   English new terms dictionary

  • maudlin — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ self pityingly or tearfully sentimental. ORIGIN from the name of Mary Magdalen in the Bible, typically depicted weeping …   English terms dictionary

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