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Definitions of sympathetic:
  • adjective:   expressing or feeling or resulting from sympathy or compassion or friendly fellow feelings; disposed toward
    Example: "Sympathetic to the students' cause"
  • adjective:   (of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings
    Example: "The sympathetic characters in the play"
  • adjective:   of or relating to the sympathetic nervous system
    Example: "Sympathetic neurons"
  • adjective:   having similar disposition and tastes
    Example: "With their many similar tastes, he found her a most sympathetic companion"
  • adjective:   relating to vibrations that occur as a result of vibrations in a nearby body
    Example: "Sympathetic vibration"
  • adjective:   showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity
    Example: "Sympathetic words"

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