Meaning of “sympathetic” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /ˌsɪmpəˈθetɪk/
Extra Examples
Try to be more sympathetic.My brother wasn't very sympathtic when I told him I'd failed the exam.His colleagues were very sympathetic when he told them the news.The host sounded very sincere and sympathetic.She couldn't understand why people weren't more sympathetic.

B2 showing that you understand and care about someone's problems:

My boss is very sympathetic about my situation.

agreeing with or supporting someone's ideas or actions:

He was sympathetic to their views.
→ Opposite unsympathetic
sympathetically adverb

(Definition of “sympathetic” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)