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Synonyms for sympathetic
ˌsɪm pəˈθɛt ɪksym·pa·thet·ic

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Wiktionary

  1. sympatheticadjective

    Antonyms:
    unsympathetic

  2. sympatheticadjective

    Antonyms:
    unsympathetic

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sympathetic

    Human denotes what pertains to mankind, with no suggestion as to its being good or evil; as, the human race; human qualities; we speak of human achievements, virtues, or excellences, human follies, vices, or crimes. Humane denotes what may rightly be expected of mankind at its best in the treatment of sentient beings; a humane enterprise or endeavor is one that is intended to prevent or relieve suffering. The humane man will not needlessly inflict pain upon the meanest thing that lives; a merciful man is disposed to withhold or mitigate the suffering even of the guilty. The compassionate man sympathizes with and desires to relieve actual suffering, while one who is humane would forestall and prevent the suffering which he sees to be possible. Compare MERCY; PITIFUL; PITY.

    See synonyms for BARBAROUS.

    Synonyms:
    benevolent, benignant, charitable, clement, compassionate, forgiving, gentle, gracious, human, humane, kind, kind-hearted, merciful, pitying, tender, tender-hearted

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sympatheticadjective

    of or relating to the sympathetic nervous system

    "sympathetic neurons"; "sympathetic stimulation"

    Synonyms:
    kindly, benevolent, likable, likeable, good-hearted, harmonic, large-hearted, charitable, appealing, openhearted

    Antonyms:
    unsympathising, unsympathetic, inharmonious, unharmonious, unlikeable, dissimilar, unlikable, unappealing, unsympathizing, unkind

  2. sympatheticadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    kindly, benevolent, likable, likeable, good-hearted, harmonic, large-hearted, charitable, appealing, openhearted

    Antonyms:
    unsympathizing, unlikable, unsympathetic, dissimilar, unharmonious, inharmonious, unappealing, unlikeable, unsympathising, unkind

  3. charitable, benevolent, kindly, sympathetic, good-hearted, openhearted, large-heartedadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    kindly, philanthropic, benevolent, beneficent, likeable, good-hearted, harmonic, large-hearted, likable, charitable, freehearted, appealing, openhearted, eleemosynary

    Antonyms:
    unlikeable, inharmonious, unsympathetic, dissimilar, unharmonious, unkind, unlikable, unsympathizing, unappealing, unsympathising

  4. sympathetic, appealing, likeable, likableadjective

    (of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings

    "the sympathetic characters in the play"

    Synonyms:
    kindly, benevolent, likable, likeable, good-hearted, harmonic, large-hearted, charitable, appealing, openhearted

    Antonyms:
    unsympathetic, unharmonious, unlikeable, inharmonious, unlikable, dissimilar, unappealing, unsympathising, unkind, unsympathizing

  5. sympatheticadjective

    having similar disposition and tastes

    "with their many similar tastes, he found her a most sympathetic companion"

    Synonyms:
    kindly, benevolent, likable, likeable, good-hearted, harmonic, large-hearted, charitable, appealing, openhearted

    Antonyms:
    unsympathetic, unharmonious, unsympathising, inharmonious, unappealing, unsympathizing, unlikeable, dissimilar, unkind, unlikable

  6. harmonic, sympatheticadjective

    relating to vibrations that occur as a result of vibrations in a nearby body

    "sympathetic vibration"

    Synonyms:
    kindly, likeable, benevolent, likable, harmonised, harmonical, good-hearted, harmonic, large-hearted, harmonized, charitable, appealing, openhearted, consonant

    Antonyms:
    unsympathetic, dissimilar, unsympathizing, unkind, inharmonious, unappealing, unharmonious, unlikeable, unlikable, unsympathising

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sympatheticadjective

    Synonyms:
    compassionate, sympathizing, commiserating, pitiful, tender, kind, affectionate, loving, with the heart in the right place

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sympatheticadjective

    Synonyms:
    compassionate, commiserating, pitiful, kind, tender

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How to use sympathetic in a sentence?

  1. Candice Miller:

    Given the controversy surrounding Confederate imagery, I decided to install a new display, i am well aware of how many Americans negatively view the Confederate flag. And, personally, I am very sympathetic to these views.However, I also believe that it is not the business of the federal government to dictate what flag each state flies.

  2. Euripides:

    Man's best possession is a sympathetic wife.

  3. Jason Kenney:

    This kind of conduct is totally unacceptable, assaulting law enforcement officers who are simply doing their job to maintain public safety and the rule of law is completely unacceptable and without hesitation I condemn those actions, and I call for calm amongst anybody who feels sympathetic to those engaged in this blockade, please stay away from the area, please do not further intensify an already difficult situation.

  4. David Wilezol:

    The best thing Associated Press -RRB- Biden said tonight was Associated Press -RRB- Biden call to fund the police — an act of leadership to help stop left-wing radicals in his own party from setting policing policies, and on the foreign policy front, Associated Press -RRB- Biden sounded appropriately tough as the commander-in-chief and genuinely sympathetic to the plight of Ukrainians who are fighting for their lives. But that wo n’t make up for the Administration’s posture of weakness which helped provoke Vladimir Putin’s invasion.

  5. Daniel Bibb:

    This woman is not going to be sympathetic, and there is no juror that will like her, even if the evidence doesn’t prove the higher charge, they might still get a conviction.


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