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  Definition of sympathetic
  1. having similar disposition and tastes; "a compatible married couple"; "with their many similar tastes, he found her a most sympathetic companion"
  2. relating to vibrations that occur as a result of vibrations in a nearby body; "sympathetic vibration"
  3. 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. 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"
  5. (of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings; "the sympathetic characters in the play"
  6. of or relating to the sympathetic nervous system; "sympathetic neurons"; "sympathetic stimulation"
Similar Words: compatible, harmonic, charitable, kindly, large-hearted, appealing, likeable, likable

 

See Also: compassionate, congenial, agreeable

 

Pertainyms: sympathetic nervous system

 

Anagrams: metaphysics

 

 
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