feel sorry for (oneself)

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feel sorry for (oneself)

To be focused on one's own unhappiness. I know you're disappointed that opportunity didn't work out, but you need to stop feeling sorry for yourself and start auditioning again.
See also: feel, sorry

be/feel ˈsorry for yourself

(informal, disapproving) be/feel unhappy because you think other people have treated you badly, etc: You can’t sit there feeling sorry for yourself all day.
See also: feel, sorry
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It was a dismal scene, but it was hard to feel sorry for oneself with the thought of the animal at the centre of it all.