Meaning of SYMPATHETIC in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ sɪmpəθetɪk ]


If you are sympathetic to someone who is in a bad situation, you are kind to them and show that you understand their feelings.

She was very sympathetic to the problems of adult students...

It may be that he sees you only as a sympathetic friend.

ADJ : oft v-link ADJ to n

• sym‧pa‧theti‧cal‧ly

She nodded sympathetically.

ADV : ADV with v


If you are sympathetic to a proposal or action, you approve of it and are willing to support it.

She met people in London who were sympathetic to the Indian freedom struggle...

ADJ : oft v-link ADJ to n

• sym‧pa‧theti‧cal‧ly

After a year we will sympathetically consider an application for reinstatement.

ADV : ADV with v


You describe someone as sympathetic when you like them and approve of the way that they behave.

She sounds a most sympathetic character.


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