English adjective: sympathetic
|1.||sympathetic of or relating to the sympathetic nervous system|
|Domain category||anatomy, general anatomy, physiology|
|2.||sympathetic expressing or feeling or resulting from sympathy or compassion or friendly fellow feelings; disposed toward|
|Samples||Sympathetic to the students' cause.|
A sympathetic observer.
A sympathetic gesture.
|Similar||commiserative, condolent, empathetic, empathic|
|See also||compassionate, congenial, kind|
|3.||sympathetic showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity|
|Samples||Was charitable in his opinions of others.|
A kindly act.
A large-hearted mentor.
|Synonyms||benevolent, charitable, good-hearted, kindly, large-hearted, openhearted|
|4.||sympathetic (of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings|
|Samples||The sympathetic characters in the play.|
|Synonyms||appealing, likable, likeable|
|Antonyms||unappealing, unlikable, unlikeable, unsympathetic|
|5.||sympathetic having similar disposition and tastes|
|Samples||With 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|