Synonyms of sympathetic


1. sympathetic

usage: of or relating to the sympathetic nervous system; "sympathetic neurons"; "sympathetic stimulation"

2. sympathetic (vs. unsympathetic), commiserative, condolent, empathic, empathetic, compassionate, congenial, kind

usage: expressing or feeling or resulting from sympathy or compassion or friendly fellow feelings; disposed toward; "sympathetic to the students' cause"; "a sympathetic observer"; "a sympathetic gesture"

3. charitable, benevolent, kindly, sympathetic, good-hearted, openhearted, large-hearted, kind (vs. unkind)

usage: showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity; "was charitable in his opinions of others"; "kindly criticism"; "a kindly act"; "sympathetic words"; "a large-hearted mentor"

4. sympathetic (vs. unsympathetic), appealing, likeable, likable

usage: (of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings; "the sympathetic characters in the play"

5. sympathetic, similar (vs. dissimilar)

usage: having similar disposition and tastes; "with their many similar tastes, he found her a most sympathetic companion"

6. harmonic, sympathetic, harmonious (vs. inharmonious)

usage: relating to vibrations that occur as a result of vibrations in a nearby body; "sympathetic vibration"

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Definition and meaning of sympathetic (Dictionary)