victimism

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victim +‎ -ism

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victimism (uncountable)

  1. A tendency to play the victim; the adoption of a victimized persona.
    Synonym: victimhood
    • 2001, Janice G. Raymond, A Passion for Friends: Toward a Philosophy of Female Affection:
      In this context, I am concerned that victimism does not become the basis of a woman's self-definition and disempowerment.

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