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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.
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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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