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self-pity

A mental defense mechanism involving self-blame, negativism, feelings of rejection, worthlessness, hopelessness, or isolation.
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However, the venom aimed in his direction is symptomatic of the worst in Scouse character - self-righteous, self-pitying, hypocrites.
RICHARD Huddleston (Political Correction, Mailbag, January 28) writes about innocent jokes on football terraces and in pub toilets against a list of what he calls self-pitying groups.
A smug, self-pitying sleepwalk through celebrity culture, it might make her Hollywood pals smirk but it will likely make you snore.
Sex and the City 2: Premiere Special Channel 4 - Today, 3.30pm IF YOU'RE a female, chances are you're waggling your hands like a demented sea lion right now, squealing, "Oh My God!" in the kind of high pitch only dogs can hear (And if you're a man, you're probably also saying, "Oh My God" but with more of a self-pitying eye roll).
What would have happened if this self-pitying wimp had served in a war?
The difference is, they're all winners while the self-pitying Sharpe remains a loser
Maybe Julian should just work harder on the form book and use a bit more imagination, instead of trotting out a self-pitying string of lame conspiracy theories.
One popular knee-jerk defense for this behavior is the absurd and self-pitying notion that gay men were denied an adolescence and therefore have the right to act like teenagers well into their 40s.
A few hours of viewing the newly triumphant Fox News reveals less investigative journalism than punditry unchained: The O'Reilly Factor (self-pitying superstar Bill O'Reilly's "spinfree" hour), Honnity& Colmes (a lib/con face-off/yawn-fest in the classical mode), The Big Story (mushmouthed banalysis by ghoulish MSNBC retread John Gibson), and so on.
Paglia's (usually favorable) commentary, and that Courtney Love-Cobain recently expressed some admiration for Vamps & Tramps, although this was before its author described Kurt Cobain, in a Playboy q-and-a, as self-pitying, whiny, and suffering by comparison with the great rock figures of Paglia's generation.
I cry like all self-pitying cowards, but I don't want to upset anyone.
RICHARD Huddleston (Political correction, Mailbag, January 28) classes 'women, immigrants, homosexuals, the religious, the old, vegetarians' alongside 'thousands of other self-pitying groups in this country'.