sympathy

  • 1 sympathy — sym‧pa‧thy [ˈsɪmpəθi] noun 1. come out in sympathy HUMAN RESOURCES if workers come out in sympathy with workers who strike (= refuse to work), they refuse to work as well: • The truck drivers are on strike, and other employees have downed tools ( …

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  • 2 Sympathy — Sym pa*thy, n.; pl. {Sympathies}. [F. sympathie, L. sympathia, Gr. ?; sy n with + ? suffering, passion, fr. ?, ?, to suffer. See {Syn }, and {Pathos}.] 1. Feeling corresponding to that which another feels; the quality of being affected by the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 sympathy — 1 *attraction, affinity Analogous words: reciprocality, correspondence (see corresponding adjectives at RECIPROCAL): *harmony, consonance, accord, concord Antonyms: antipathy 2 Sympathy, pity, compassion, commiseration, condolence, ruth, empathy… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 Sympathy — is a social affinity in which one person stands with another person, closely understanding his or her feelings. The word derives from the Greek συμπάθεια ( sympatheia ) [ [http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi… …

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  • 5 sympathy — 1570s, affinity between certain things, from M.Fr. sympathie, from L.L. sympathia community of feeling, sympathy, from Gk. sympatheia, from sympathes having a fellow feeling, affected by like feelings, from syn together + pathos feeling (see… …

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  • 6 Sympathy — ist ein Death Metal Projekt aus Kanada. Biografie Anfang der 90er Jahre gründete Dharok die Band Sympathy mit drei Freunden in Saskatchewan, Kanada. Zwei Jahre später, nach der ersten Demo Aufnahme und ein Debüt Album, verließen die drei Freunde… …

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  • 7 sympathy — [n1] shared feeling accord, affinity, agreement, alliance, attraction, benignancy, close relation, commiseration, compassion, concord, congeniality, connection, correspondence, empathy, feelings, fellow feeling, harmony, heart, kindliness,… …

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  • 8 sympathy — ► NOUN (pl. sympathies) 1) feelings of pity and sorrow for someone else s misfortune. 2) understanding between people; common feeling. 3) support for or approval of something. 4) (in sympathy) relating harmoniously to something else; in keeping.… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 sympathy — index affinity (regard), concordance, condonation, goodwill, humanity (humaneness), lenience, pity …

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  • 10 sympathy — see empathy …

    Modern English usage

  • 11 sympathy — [sim′pə thē] n. pl. sympathies [L sympathia < Gr sympatheia < syn , together + pathos, feeling: see PATHOS] 1. sameness of feeling; affinity between persons or of one person for another 2. Now Rare agreement in qualities; harmony; accord 3 …

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  • 12 sympathy — n. 1) to arouse, stir up sympathy for 2) to capture; command sympathy 3) to express; feel, have sympathy for 4) to display, show sympathy for 5) to lavish sympathy on 6) to accept smb. s sympathy 7) deep, deepest, great, heartfelt, profound,… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 sympathy — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, deep, genuine, great, heartfelt, real, strong ▪ little, scant (esp. BrE) …

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  • 14 sympathy — noun (U) 1 the feeling of being sorry for someone who is in a bad situation and understanding how they feel: He wants your sympathy so he s pretending to be sick. | have/feel sympathy for sb: I ve a lot of sympathy for her; she brought up the… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 sympathy — sym|pa|thy [ˈsımpəθi] n plural sympathies [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: sympathia, from Greek sympatheia, from sympathes sharing feelings, sympathetic , from syn ( SYN ) + pathos feelings ] 1.) [plural,U] the feeling of being sorry for… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 sympathy */*/ — UK [ˈsɪmpəθɪ] / US noun Word forms sympathy : singular sympathy plural sympathies 1) [uncountable] a natural feeling of kindness and understanding that you have for someone who is experiencing something very unpleasant The film describes, with… …

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  • 17 sympathy — sym|pa|thy [ sımpəθi ] noun ** 1. ) uncount a natural feeling of kindness and understanding that you have for someone who is experiencing something very unpleasant: The movie describes, with considerable sympathy, the problems faced by economic… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 sympathy — [[t]sɪ̱mpəθi[/t]] ♦♦♦ sympathies 1) N UNCOUNT: also N in pl If you have sympathy for someone who is in a bad situation, you are sorry for them, and show this in the way you behave towards them. We expressed our sympathy for her loss... I have had …

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  • 19 sympathy — /sim peuh thee/, n., pl. sympathies, adj. n. 1. harmony of or agreement in feeling, as between persons or on the part of one person with respect to another. 2. the harmony of feeling naturally existing between persons of like tastes or opinion or …

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  • 20 sympathy — 01. Her boss didn t show much [sympathy] when she tried to explain why she hadn t finished the work on time. 02. Everyone talks to her about their problems because she is such a [sympathetic] listener. 03. Euripides suggested that man s best… …

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