What is another word for sympathy?

Synonyms for sympathy
ˈsɪm pə θisym·pa·thy

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Wiktionary

  1. sympathynoun

    Antonyms:
    contempt

  2. sympathynoun

    Antonyms:
    contempt

  3. sympathynoun

    Antonyms:
    contempt

  4. sympathynoun

    Antonyms:
    contempt

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sympathy

    According to the etymology and original usage, beneficence is the doing well, benevolence the wishing or willing well to others; but benevolence has come to include beneficence, and to displace it. We should not now speak of benevolence which did not help, unless where there was no power to help; even then we should rather say good-will or sympathy. Charity, which originally meant the purest love for God and man (as in 1 Cor. xiii), is now almost universally applied to some form of almsgiving, and is much more limited in meaning than benevolence. Benignity suggests some occult power of blessing, such as was formerly ascribed to the stars; we may say a good man has an air of benignity. Kindness and tenderness are personal; benevolence and charity are general. Kindness extends to all sentient beings, whether men or animals, in prosperity or in distress. Tenderness especially goes out toward the young, feeble, and needy, or even to the dead. Humanity is so much kindness and tenderness toward man or beast as it would be inhuman not to have; we say of some act of care or kindness, "common humanity requires it." Generosity is self-forgetful kindness in disposition or action; it includes much besides giving; as, the generosity of forgiveness. Bounty applies to ample giving, which on a larger scale is expressed by munificence. Liberality indicates broad, genial kindly views, whether manifested in gifts or otherwise. We speak of the bounty of a generous host, the liberality or munificence of the founder of a college, or of the liberality of a theologian toward the holders of conflicting beliefs. Philanthropy applies to wide schemes for human welfare, often, but not always, involving large expenditures in charity or benevolence. Compare MERCY.

    Synonyms:
    almsgiving, beneficence, benevolence, benignity, bounty, charity, generosity, good-will, humanity, kind-heartedness, kindliness, kindness, liberality, munificence, philanthropy, unselfishness

    Antonyms:
    barbarity, brutality, churlishness, greediness, harshness, ill-will, illiberality, inhumanity, malevolence, malignity, niggardliness, self-seeking, selfishness, stinginess, unkindness

    Preposition:
    Benevolence of, on the part of, or from the wealthy, to or toward the poor.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sympathy, understandingnoun

    an inclination to support or be loyal to or to agree with an opinion

    "his sympathies were always with the underdog"; "I knew I could count on his understanding"

    Synonyms:
    apprehension, intellect, savvy, fellow feeling, discernment, reason, understanding, agreement

  2. sympathy, fellow feelingnoun

    sharing the feelings of others (especially feelings of sorrow or anguish)

    Synonyms:
    understanding, fellow feeling

  3. sympathynoun

    a relation of affinity or harmony between people; whatever affects one correspondingly affects the other

    "the two of them were in close sympathy"

    Synonyms:
    understanding, fellow feeling

Matched Categories

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sympathynoun

    Synonyms:
    compassion, commiseration, condolence, pity, tenderness, kindliness, fellow-feeling, bowels of compassion

  2. sympathynoun

    Synonyms:
    agreement, harmony, correspondence, correlation, affinity, union, concert

  3. sympathynoun

    Synonyms:
    mutual influence

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sympathynoun

    Synonyms:
    fellow-feeling, tenderness, pity, commiseration, compassion, condolence, accord, agreement, rapport, concord

    Antonyms:
    antipathy, incompassion, inclemency, disagreement, incompatibility

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How to use sympathy in a sentence?

  1. The American stand-up comedienne:

    Definitely whatever you think of it, it's a conversation. You walk out of there talking to your friends about mental illness, about depression, about what deserves empathy, what deserves sympathy, you might walk away having nothing but disdain for this woman. People have harder childhoods than she had and persevere through them with aplomb but it's not a competition. (For) this woman, life is hard for her.

  2. Florence Nightingale:

    Women have no sympathy and my experience of women is almost as large as

  3. Charley Wilkison:

    CLEAT has no sympathy for those who seek to harass and interfere with police officers while they’re doing their jobs.

  4. Melania Trump:

    My deepest sympathy goes out to everyone who has lost a loved one.

  5. F. H. Bradley:

    It is by a wise economy of nature that those who suffer without change, and whom no one can help, become uninteresting. Yet so it may happen that those who need sympathy the most often attract it the least.


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