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Synonyms for sympathetic
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sympathetic(adj)

    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. sympathetic(adj)

    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-hearted(adj)

    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, likable(adj)

    (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. sympathetic(adj)

    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, sympathetic(adj)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. sympathetic(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    unsympathetic

  2. sympathetic(adjective)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sympathetic(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sympathetic(a)

    Synonyms:
    compassionate, commiserating, pitiful, kind, tender

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "sympathetic":

    compassionate, likable, likeable, congenial, sympathy, benevolent, friendly, sociable, nice, favourable, endearing, pleasant

How to pronounce sympathetic?

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Karen
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Veena
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How to say sympathetic in sign language?

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#1139kind
#1157nice
#1254friendly
#5538pleasant
#6740tender
#8075gentle
#8928charitable
#9861sympathy
#12615appealing
#13039kindly
#15979humane
#16169harmonic
#16921sympathetic
#17957clement
#18987compassionate
#19183favourable
#20167gracious
#28923benevolent
#31395forgiving
#31594merciful
#32091philanthropic
#35424consonant
#38045harmonized
#43261endearing
#50022likable
#51501likeable
#52005sociable
#52535harmonised
#58985congenial
#78321beneficent
#93618pitying
#297352benignant
#311525eleemosynary

How to use sympathetic in a sentence?

  1. The President:

    I was pretty sympathetic to the fact that they have business considerations that they got to make. Had Obama Investigators talked to me directly about this decision, I might have called the movie theater chains and distributors and asked Obama Investigators what the story was.

  2. George Washington Carver:

    How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.

  3. David Skeel:

    The four liberal justices are the justices most likely to be sympathetic to Puerto Rico’s arguments.

  4. Isadora Duncan:

    Perhaps he was a bit different from other people, but what really sympathetic person is not a little mad?

  5. Dan Coats:

    We expect Russia to continue using propaganda, social media, false-flag personas, sympathetic spokesmen and other means to influence, to try to build on its wide range of operations and exacerbate social and political fissures in the United States, there should be no doubt that Russia perceives its past efforts as successful and views the 2018 US midterm elections as a potential target for Russian influence operations.


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