1 characterized by, feeling, or showing sympathy; understanding
2 in accord with the subject's personality or mood; congenial
a sympathetic atmosphere
3 when postpositive, often foll by: to or towards showing agreement (with) or favour (towards)
sympathetic to the proposals
4 (Anatomy, physiol) of or relating to the division of the autonomic nervous system that acts in opposition to the parasympathetic system accelerating the heartbeat, dilating the bronchi, inhibiting the smooth muscles of the digestive tract, etc.
5 relating to vibrations occurring as a result of similar vibrations in a neighbouring body
sympathetic strings on a sitar
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appreciatively, feelingly, kindly, perceptively, responsively, sensitively, understandingly, warm-heartedly, warmly, with compassion, with feeling, with interest
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