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?

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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. Ron Johnson:

    As sympathetic as I am toward anyone who yearns for the freedom and opportunity that Central America provides, it is not possible to properly accommodate all who do. Those who enter our country illegally without a valid asylum claim, put themselves and our society at risk, the goal of our policies should be to reduce the overwhelming flow of illegal migration and convert it to a controllable number of legal immigrants. Hopefully, Operation Safe Return will convince Central Americans, that on a bipartisan basis, Central America will do everything we can to prevent human traffickers from exploiting our laws and abusing immigrants seeking a better life, Central Americans said. The Trump administration ANNOUNCES MAJOR CRACKDOWN ON ASYLUM SEEKERS The bipartisan push comes amid a continuing crisis on the southern border, with tens of thousands of migrants being encountered and apprehended at the border each month. The Trump administration has focused The Trump administration efforts on trying to end loopholes in which family units who meet the initial credible fear test are released into the U.S. as cases are processed. This week, The Trump administration announced a policy that requires most migrants entering through Central America southern border to first seek asylum in one of the countries they traversed whether in Mexico, in Central America, or elsewhere on their journey. The Democrats meanwhile have focused more on the humanitarian aspect of the crisis, and have been extremely critical of the conditions in detention facilities, as well as Immigration and Customs Enforcement( ICE) operations in the homeland. Kyrsten Sinema told The Arizona Republic that the idea was in response to a meeting with administration and White House officials who Kyrsten Sinema said were focused on changing asylum laws and challenging the 1997 Flores agreement that set standards for treatment of migrants and how long minors can be held in custody.

  2. Dick Simpson:

    While the public is very sympathetic to the issues of more nurses and so on, there's a pretty good understanding that it just doesn't come out of thin air and will have to take years of effort to make the schools better.

  3. 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.

  4. Ron Davis:

    I'm very sympathetic to them, it makes me feel that I have to solve this, but not in an arrogant way. I just know I have to put every ounce of energy into this to help all the patients, which also include my son.

  5. Sjoerd Hulshof:

    Laurent Simons is the fastest student we have ever had here, not only is he hyper intelligent but also a very sympathetic boy.

Images & Illustrations of sympathetic

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