Meaning of sympathy
Pronunciation: (sim'pu-thē), [key]
— n., pl. adj. -thies,
- harmony of or agreement in feeling, as between persons or on the part of one person with respect to another.
- the harmony of feeling naturally existing between persons of like tastes or opinion or of congenial dispositions.
- the fact or power of sharing the feelings of another, esp. in sorrow or trouble; fellow feeling, compassion, or commiseration.
- It's hard to tell where your sympathies lie.
- feelings or impulses of compassion.
- feelings of favor, support, or loyalty:It's hard to tell where your sympathies lie.
- favorable or approving accord; favor or approval: He viewed the plan with sympathy and publicly backed it.
- agreement, consonance, or accord.
- a relationship between persons in which the condition of one induces a parallel or reciprocal condition in another.
- the relation between parts or organs whereby a condition or disorder of one part induces some effect in another.
- expressing sympathy: a sympathy card; a sympathy vote.
- sympathy (Thesaurus)