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  • Info Sympathy (from the Greek words syn "together" and pathos "feeling" which means "fellow-feeling") is the perception, understanding, and reaction to the distress or need of another human being. more...
  • She often became involved in political action out of sympathy with the working class.
  • For a while she lived with her parents, who showed little sympathy for her.
  • He will live in constant pain and no one shall give him sympathy.
  • Letters of sympathy were often sent between family members and friends.
  • I am so happy to have known him and my sympathies go to his family.
  • These actions only created sympathy for the cause among the population.
  • Despite considerable public sympathy they were eventually sentenced to two months in prison.
  • We have no feeling towards them but one of sympathy and friendship.
  • Her arrest and long-running trial, however, gained her great sympathy from many people.
  • In order to get an experience of sympathy there are specific conditions that need to occur.
  • Sympathy from world opinion seemed to have been of little worth.
  • Stories of the working class poor were directed toward middle class to help create sympathy and promote change.
  • This latter point at least came across to the king, no matter where his personal sympathies lay.
  • President Ford and his wife sent a letter of sympathy to his family and friends.
  • We should have sympathy rather with our own German people.
  • His sympathy with children taught him how to secure their interests.
  • In this capacity, he showed active sympathy with the cause of Greek independence.
  • Those who have sympathy for others provide social capital.
  • He did not report any of those who approached him for support, but he gave them no sympathy either.
  • He gained respect and also some level of sympathy in the bird-loving field.
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Meaning of sympathy

  • noun An inclination to support or be loyal to or to agree with an opinion
    his sympathies were always with the underdog, I knew I could count on his understanding
  • noun Sharing the feelings of others (especially feelings of sorrow or anguish)
  • noun A relation of affinity or harmony between people; whatever affects one correspondingly affects the other
    the two of them were in close sympathy