Sympathetic Definition

Of, expressing, resulting from, feeling, or showing sympathy; sympathizing.
Webster's New World
Favorably inclined.
Not at all sympathetic to the proposal.
American Heritage Medicine
In agreement with one's tastes, mood, feelings, disposition, etc.; congenial.
Webster's New World
Showing favor, approval, or agreement.
To be sympathetic to a plan.
Webster's New World
Of, relating to, or acting on the sympathetic nervous system.
A sympathetic neuron; sympathetic stimulation.
American Heritage

Origin of Sympathetic

  • Greek sumpathētikos from sumpatheia sympathy sympathy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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