sympathetic
1. [ adjective ] (physiology; anatomy) or relating to the sympathetic nervous system
Examples:

"sympathetic neurons" "sympathetic stimulation"

Related terms: anatomy physiology sympathetic_nervous_system
2. [ adjective ] expressing or feeling or resulting from sympathy or compassion or friendly fellow feelings; disposed toward
Examples:

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

Related terms: unsympathetic kind empathic commiserative congenial compassionate
3. [ adjective ] having similar disposition and tastes
Synonyms: compatible
Examples:

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

Related terms: congenial
4. [ adjective ] showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity
Synonyms: kindly large-hearted charitable
Examples:

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

Related terms: kind
5. [ adjective ] showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding
Synonyms: kindly charitable
Examples:

"was charitable in his opinions of others" "kindly criticism" "a kindly act" "sympathetic words"

Related terms: kind
6. [ adjective ] (of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings
Synonyms: appealing likable likeable
Examples:

"the sympathetic characters in the play"

Related terms: unsympathetic drama
7. [ adjective ] (music) relating to vibrations that occur as a result of vibrations in a nearby body
Synonyms: harmonic
Examples:

"sympathetic vibration"

Related terms: harmonious
Similar spelling:   sympatric
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