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English definition of “sympathetic”

sympathetic

adjective  /ˌsɪm·pəˈθet̬·ɪk/ us  

sympathetic adjective (UNDERSTANDING)

showing, esp. by what you say, that you understand and care about someone’s problems or suffering: He suffers from back trouble too, so he was sympathetic. A sympathetic character in a book or movie is one whose actions are understandable and who is therefore likable.

sympathetic adjective (SUPPORTING)

showing your support and agreement: We are sympathetic to that point of view and have the same goals.
(Definition of sympathetic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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