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adjective sympathetic pronunciation in British English /ˌsɪmpəˈθetɪk/
  1. 1
    kind to someone who has a problem and willing to understand how they feel

    You’re not being very sympathetic.

    Jill was a sympathetic listener.

  2. 2
    supporting a plan, action, or person
    sympathetic to/towards:

    Skokov was considered sympathetic to the nationalist cause.

  3. 3
    a sympathetic character in a film, book etc is easy to like

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 sympathetic pronunciation in British English /ˌsɪmpəˈθetɪkli/ adverb

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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