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English adjective: sympathetic

1. sympathetic of or relating to the sympathetic nervous system

SamplesSympathetic neurons.
Sympathetic stimulation.

Domain categoryanatomy, general anatomy, physiology

2. sympathetic expressing or feeling or resulting from sympathy or compassion or friendly fellow feelings; disposed toward

SamplesSympathetic to the students' cause.
A sympathetic observer.
A sympathetic gesture.

Similarcommiserative, condolent, empathetic, empathic

See alsocompassionate, congenial, kind


3. sympathetic showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity

SamplesWas charitable in his opinions of others.
Kindly criticism.
A kindly act.
Sympathetic words.
A large-hearted mentor.

Synonymsbenevolent, charitable, good-hearted, kindly, large-hearted, openhearted



4. sympathetic (of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings

SamplesThe sympathetic characters in the play.

Synonymsappealing, likable, likeable

Domain categorydrama

Antonymsunappealing, unlikable, unlikeable, unsympathetic

5. sympathetic having similar disposition and tastes

SamplesWith their many similar tastes, he found her a most sympathetic companion.



6. sympathetic relating to vibrations that occur as a result of vibrations in a nearby body

SamplesSympathetic vibration.



Antonymsinharmonious, unharmonious

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