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Definition 1: an inclination to support or be loyal to or to agree with an opinion - [noun denoting cognition]

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

  • his sympathies were always with the underdog
  • I knew I could count on his understanding

Synonyms for sympathy in the sense of this definition

(sympathy is a kind of ...) an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others

"he had an inclination to give up too easily" "a tendency to be too strict"

Definition 2: sharing the feelings of others (especially feelings of sorrow or anguish) - [noun denoting feeling]

Synonyms for sympathy in the sense of this definition

(sympathy is a kind of ...) the experiencing of affective and emotional states

"she had a feeling of euphoria" "he had terrible feelings of guilt" "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual"

(... is a kind of sympathy ) a feeling of sympathy for someone or something

"She felt strong concern for those less fortunate"

(... is a kind of sympathy ) sympathy arising from a kind heart

(... is a kind of sympathy ) a deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering

(... is a kind of sympathy ) a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others

"the blind are too often objects of pity"

(... is a kind of sympathy ) a feeling of sympathetic understanding

(... is a kind of sympathy ) understanding and entering into another's feelings

Definition 3: a relation of affinity or harmony between people; whatever affects one correspondingly affects the other - [noun denoting linkdef]

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

  • the two of them were in close sympathy

(sympathy is a kind of ...) a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character

"found a natural affinity with the immigrants" "felt a deep kinship with the other students" "anthropology's kinship with the humanities"

(... is a kind of sympathy ) sympathy of each person for the other

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