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sympathy

sym·pa·thy

sympathy

 
 
pronunciation:
sIm p thi
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part of speech: noun
inflections: sympathies
definition 1: the ability to share another's feelings; compassion.
Her sympathy for others makes her a good listener.
synonyms:
compassion
similar words:
heart, humanity, pity
definition 2: a feeling or expression of gentle concern for someone who is sad, troubled, or in pain.
Nina had sympathy for Max when he was so sad about losing his pet mouse.
synonyms:
compassion
similar words:
heart, pity
definition 3: a feeling or expression of approval for something.
I have sympathy for the worker's complaints.
synonyms:
approval
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