sympathetic - definition and synonyms

 
 
adjective 

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/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

derived word

sympathetically

 

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/ˌsɪmpəˈθetɪkli/
adverb