What does sympathetic mean?

Definitions for sympathetic
ˌsɪm pəˈθɛt ɪksym·pa·thet·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sympathetic(adj)

    of or relating to the sympathetic nervous system

    "sympathetic neurons"; "sympathetic stimulation"

  2. sympathetic(adj)

    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"

  3. 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"

  4. sympathetic, appealing, likeable, likable(adj)

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

    "the sympathetic characters in the play"

  5. sympathetic(adj)

    having similar disposition and tastes

    "with their many similar tastes, he found her a most sympathetic companion"

  6. harmonic, sympathetic(adj)

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

    "sympathetic vibration"

Wiktionary

  1. sympathetic(Adjective)

    of, related to, showing, or characterized by sympathy

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sympathetic(adj)

    inclined to sympathy; sympathizing

    Etymology: [See Sympathy, and cf. Pathetic.]

  2. Sympathetic(adj)

    produced by, or expressive of, sympathy

    Etymology: [See Sympathy, and cf. Pathetic.]

  3. Sympathetic(adj)

    produced by sympathy; -- applied particularly to symptoms or affections. See Sympathy

    Etymology: [See Sympathy, and cf. Pathetic.]

  4. Sympathetic(adj)

    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

    Etymology: [See Sympathy, and cf. Pathetic.]

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sympathetic' in Adjectives Frequency: #753

How to pronounce sympathetic?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say sympathetic in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sympathetic in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sympathetic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of sympathetic in a Sentence

  1. Russell Collins:

    We were happy to play a role to support the colleagues we work with at Sony and be sympathetic with their great difficulty to exhibit the film.

  2. Jennifer Tilly:

    Don't point out your flaws, because the world is not as sympathetic and nurturing as you think.

  3. Candice Miller:

    Given the controversy surrounding Confederate imagery, I decided to install a new display, i am well aware of how many Americans negatively view the Confederate flag. And, personally, I am very sympathetic to these views.However, I also believe that it is not the business of the federal government to dictate what flag each state flies.

  4. Steve Vickers:

    I am personally sympathetic to the great majority of the Hong Kong demonstrators and their motivation, but the hardcore elements and agitators involved are becoming increasingly desperate, their actions are counterproductive to many Hong Kong peoplesgenuine democratic aspirations.

  5. Oliver Hotham:

    South Korea can really play the good cop to Washington's bad cop, being a more sympathetic ear to Trump's hard line on denuclearization, there's certainly disagreement between Seoul and Washington on the speed at which all this peace stuff should unfold, but that disagreement actually helps this dynamic in many ways.

Images & Illustrations of sympathetic

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    used of men; markedly masculine in appearance or manner
    • A. ambidextrous
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