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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 from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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