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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: kind understanding and concern felt for others because they are having difficulty, suffering, or are experiencing sadness, grief, anger, or the like.
I have great sympathy for these people who have lost their homes in the hurricane.She doesn't have any sympathy for people who are unemployed--she thinks it's their own fault.
synonyms:
compassion
antonyms:
indifference
similar words:
heart, humanity, pity
definition 2: expression of compassion, tenderness, or condolence, esp. for one in sorrow.
I thanked my friends for their sympathy after the death of my mother.
synonyms:
compassion, condolence
similar words:
heart, pity
definition 3: agreement of feeling or emotion between persons or of one person towards another.
Although we disagree on many things, we are in complete sympathy with regard to this issue.
synonyms:
accord, affinity, agreement, concord, rapport
antonyms:
antipathy, hostility
definition 4: a feeling or expression of approval for plans, causes, ideas, or the like.
We always suspected that he had sympathy for the rebels' cause..
synonyms:
approval
antonyms:
disapproval
definition 5: a relationship of persons or things in which whatever affects one affects the others similarly.
As husband and wife, they were always in sympathy with each other.
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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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