Sympathetic Meaning and Definition


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Sympathetic meaning

Word: Sympathetic

How to pronounce: sɪmpəˈθetɪk

Adjective

Definitions:

1. Feeling, showing, or expressing sympathy.

Example sentences: "He was sympathetic toward staff with family problems"

2. (of a person) attracting the liking of others.

Example sentences: "Audrey develops as a sympathetic character"

3. Relating to or denoting the part of the autonomic nervous system consisting of nerves arising from ganglia near the middle part of the spinal cord, supplying the internal organs, blood vessels, and glands, and balancing the action of the parasympathetic nerves.

Example sentences: "The outer layer of blood vessels contains nerves of the sympathetic component of the autonomic nervous system, the activity of which is controlled by the brain."

4. Relating to, producing, or denoting an effect which arises in response to a similar action elsewhere.


Synonyms:

supportive

responsive

sensitive

benevolent

empathetic

softhearted

kindhearted

likeable

likable

appealing

compassionate

understanding

empathic

kind

charitable

kindly


Antonyms:

unsympathetic


Derivations:

sympathy

sympathizer

sympathiser

sympathetically

sympathizing

sympathise


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Sympathetic in Other Languages...

Spanish: Simpático

German: Sympathisch

French: Sympathique

Italian: Simpatico

Turkish: Sempatik


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