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Sympathetic meaning

sympathetic - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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"
  2. 2. Inclined to sympathy; sympathizing.
  3. 3. Produced by, or expressive of, sympathy.
  4. 4. Produced by sympathy; -- applied particularly to symptoms or affections. See Sympathy.
  5. 5. Of or relating to the sympathetic nervous system or some of its branches; produced by stimulation on the sympathetic nervious system or some part of it; as, the sympathetic saliva, a modified form of saliva, produced from some of the salivary glands by stimulation of a sympathetic nerve fiber.
  6. 6. Feeling sympathy; produced by sympathy.

sympathetic - examples of usage

  1. " You've asked her for sympathy, and she's not sympathetic; you've wanted her to be practical, and she's not practical. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. I only felt that she wasn't very sympathetic to me." - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. His tone was sympathetic. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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