Definitions for sympatheticˌsɪm pəˈθɛt ɪk
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of or relating to the sympathetic nervous system
"sympathetic neurons"; "sympathetic stimulation"
expressing or feeling or resulting from sympathy or compassion or friendly fellow feelings; disposed toward
"sympathetic to the students' cause"; "a sympathetic observer"; "a sympathetic gesture"
charitable, benevolent, kindly, sympathetic, good-hearted, openhearted, large-hearted(adj)
showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity
"was charitable in his opinions of others"; "kindly criticism"; "a kindly act"; "sympathetic words"; "a large-hearted mentor"
sympathetic, appealing, likeable, likable(adj)
(of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings
"the sympathetic characters in the play"
having similar disposition and tastes
"with their many similar tastes, he found her a most sympathetic companion"
relating to vibrations that occur as a result of vibrations in a nearby body
of, related to, showing, or characterized by sympathy
inclined to sympathy; sympathizing
produced by, or expressive of, sympathy
produced by sympathy; -- applied particularly to symptoms or affections. See Sympathy
of or relating to the sympathetic nervous system or some of its branches; produced by stimulation on the sympathetic nervious system or some part of it; as, the sympathetic saliva, a modified form of saliva, produced from some of the salivary glands by stimulation of a sympathetic nerve fiber
Origin: [See Sympathy, and cf. Pathetic.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'sympathetic' in Adjectives Frequency: #753
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Man's best possession is a sympathetic wife.
A sympathetic friend can be quite as dear as a brother.
Don't point out your flaws, because the world is not as sympathetic and nurturing as you think.
Perhaps he was a bit different from other people, but what really sympathetic person is not a little mad?
A veil of silence has fallen over Sombath's case, international NGOs working in Laos say they are sympathetic but they can't talk about it.
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