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Definition 1: expressing or feeling or resulting from sympathy or compassion or friendly fellow feelings; disposed toward - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where sympathetic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sympathetic to the students' cause
  • a sympathetic observer
  • a sympathetic gesture

(sympathetic is similar to ...) feeling or expressing sympathy

"made commiserative clicking sounds with his tongue"

(sympathetic is similar to ...) expressing sympathy with a person who experienced the death of a loved one

(sympathetic is similar to ...) showing empathy or ready comprehension of others' states

"a sensitive and empathetic school counselor"

(means also ...) showing or having compassion

"heard the soft and compassionate voices of women"

(means also ...) suitable to your needs

"a congenial atmosphere to work in" "two congenial spirits united...by mutual confidence and reciprocal virtues"

(means also ...) having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior

"kind to sick patients" "a kind master" "kind words showing understanding and sympathy" "thanked her for her kind letter"

Definition 2: (of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where sympathetic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the sympathetic characters in the play

Synonyms for sympathetic in the sense of this definition

(sympathetic belongs to category ...) the literary genre of works intended for the theater

Definition 3: of or relating to the sympathetic nervous system - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where sympathetic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sympathetic neurons
  • sympathetic stimulation

(sympathetic belongs to category ...) the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals

(sympathetic belongs to category ...) the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms

Definition 4: relating to vibrations that occur as a result of vibrations in a nearby body - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sympathetic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sympathetic vibration

Synonyms for sympathetic in the sense of this definition

(sympathetic is similar to ...) musically pleasing

Definition 5: showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sympathetic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • was charitable in his opinions of others
  • kindly criticism
  • a kindly act
  • sympathetic words
  • a large-hearted mentor

Synonyms for sympathetic in the sense of this definition

(sympathetic is similar to ...) having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior

"kind to sick patients" "a kind master" "kind words showing understanding and sympathy" "thanked her for her kind letter"

Definition 6: having similar disposition and tastes - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sympathetic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(sympathetic is similar to ...) marked by correspondence or resemblance

"similar food at similar prices" "problems similar to mine" "they wore similar coats"

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