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The meaning of Sympathetic


Sympathetic – definition


Feeling, showing, or expressing sympathy.

Usage examples:

She was sympathetic towards staff with family problems

(of a person) attracting the liking of others.

Usage examples:

Hubbell is a more sympathetic character

Relating to or denoting the part of the autonomic nervous system consisting of nerves arising from ganglia near the middle part of the spinal cord, supplying the internal organs, blood vessels, and glands, and balancing the action of the parasympathetic nerves.

Usage examples:

The outer layer of blood vessels contains nerves of the sympathetic component of the autonomic nerv…

Relating to, producing, or denoting an effect which arises in response to a similar action elsewhere.

Usage examples:

The converse of a sympathetic reaction is a para-sympathetic reaction, which triggers counter-react…

Showing, esp. by what you say, that you understand and care about someone’s problems or suffering

Usage examples:

He suffers from back trouble too, so he was sympathetic., we are sympathetic to that point of view …

Sympathetic translation into English

Sympathetic: translate from English into Chinese

Translate sympathetic into Chinese (Simplified)}
同情的, 有同情心, 合意的, 和善的, 和睦的, 和蔼的

Sympathetic: translate from English into Dutch

Translate sympathetic into Dutch}
Sympathiek, Sympathisch, Medelijdend, Sympathetisch, Medegevoelend, Innemend, Zielsverwant

Sympathetic: translate from English into French

Translate sympathetic into French}
Sympathique, Compatissant, Agréable

Sympathetic: translate from English into German

Translate sympathetic into German}
Sympathisch, Teilnahmsvoll, Wohlwollend, Mitfühlend, Verständnisvoll, Mitleidig, Freundlich, Teilnehmend, Mitleidsvoll, Kongenial

Sympathetic: translate from English into Hindi

Translate sympathetic into Hindi}
सहानुभूति, सहानुभूतिपूर्ण, सहानुभूति का, समदुःखी, सहानुभूति करने वाला, दयालु, दया-युक्त

Sympathetic: translate from English into Italian

Translate sympathetic into Italian}
Comprensivo, Simpatico, Partecipe, Congeniale, Amichevole, Cordiale

Sympathetic: translate from English into Korean

Translate sympathetic into Korean}
교감 신경, 교감 신경계, 인정 있는, 동정심 있는, 걸리기 쉬운 사람, 동의한, 찬성한, 교감적인, 감응적인, 공명하는, 호소하는

Sympathetic: translate from English into Russian

Translate sympathetic into Russian}
Симпатичный, Симпатический, Сочувственный, Ответный, Полный сочувствия, Симпатический нерв, Вызванный сочувствием

Sympathetic: translate from English into Spanish

Translate sympathetic into Spanish}
Simpático, Comprensivo, Compasivo, Amable

Word origin

mid 17th century (in the sense ‘relating to an affinity or paranormal influence’, as in sympathetic magic): from sympathy, on the pattern of pathetic .

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