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English definition of “sympathetic”

sympathetic

adjective     /ˌsɪmpəˈθetɪk/
PROBLEMS B2 showing that you understand and care about someone's problems: My boss is very sympathetic about my situation.Sympathy and compassionEmpathy and sensitivitySympathy and compassion
IDEAS agreeing with or supporting someone's ideas or actions: He was sympathetic to their views. → Opposite unsympatheticBacking, supporting and defendingDefending and protecting
sympathetically adverb
(Definition of sympathetic adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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