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|part of speech:
||the ability to share another's feelings; compassion.
Her sympathy for others makes her a good listener.
- similar words:
- heart, humanity, pity
||a feeling or expression of approval for something.
I have sympathy for the worker's complaints.
||accord, approval, bond, consideration, feeling, tune, understanding, warmth
The word sympathy
contains the following parts:
that means with, together with
More about this word part:
The prefix sym-
occurs in Greek loanwords and hence attaches to Greek bases. It is an assimilated form of syn-
used before roots beginning with b, p, and m, such as "bio, bi, -be", "path, patho, -pathic, -pathy", and "metr, -meter, -metry". See syn-
and its other assimilated forms syl-
path, patho, -pathic, -pathy
that means suffer, feel; disease