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  1. [adjective] of or relating to the sympathetic nervous system; "sympathetic neurons"; "sympathetic stimulation"

  2. [adjective] 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"

  3. [adjective] having similar disposition and tastes; "a compatible married couple"; "with their many similar tastes, he found her a most sympathetic companion"
    Synonyms: compatible

  4. [adjective] 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"
    Synonyms: charitable, kindly, large-hearted

  5. [adjective] (of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings; "the sympathetic characters in the play"
    Synonyms: appealing, likeable, likable

  6. [adjective] relating to vibrations that occur as a result of vibrations in a nearby body; "sympathetic vibration"
    Synonyms: harmonic


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