Meaning of sympathetic

Definition of sympathetic

(adj) of or relating to the sympathetic nervous system; "sympathetic neurons"; "sympathetic stimulation"
expressing or feeling or resulting from sympathy or compassion or friendly fellow feelings; disposed toward; "sympathetic to the students' cause"; "a sympathetic observer"; "a sympathetic gesture"
showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity; "was charitable in his opinions of others"; "kindly criticism"; "a kindly act"; "sympathetic words"; "a large-hearted mentor"
(of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings; "the sympathetic characters in the play"
having similar disposition and tastes; "with their many similar tastes, he found her a most sympathetic companion"
relating to vibrations that occur as a result of vibrations in a nearby body; "sympathetic vibration"

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