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sympathy

sym·pa·thy

sympathy

 
 
pronunciation:
sIm p thi
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
inflections: sympathies
definition 1: agreement of feeling or emotion between persons or of one person towards another.
synonyms:
accord, affinity, agreement, concord, rapport
antonyms:
antipathy, hostility
definition 2: the ability to share in or commiserate with another's feelings, esp. anger, sorrow, or the like; compassion.
synonyms:
compassion
antonyms:
indifference
similar words:
heart, humanity, pity
definition 3: a feeling or expression of compassion, tenderness, or condolence, esp. for one in sorrow or difficulty.
synonyms:
compassion, condolence
similar words:
heart, pity
definition 4: a feeling or expression of approval for plans, causes, ideas, or the like.
synonyms:
approval
antonyms:
disapproval
definition 5: a relationship of persons or things in which whatever affects one affects the others similarly.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: performed or given out of feelings of sympathy.
a sympathy gesturea sympathy card
similar words:
commiserative
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The word sympathy contains the following parts:
sym- Greek prefix that means with, together with
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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- and sys-.
path, patho, -pathic, -pathy Greek root that means suffer, feel; disease