Meaning of “sympathy” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ U ] us uk /ˈsɪmpəθi/
Extra Examples
Laura was composing a letter of sympathy.He murmured a few words of sympathy.His speech had just the right note of sympathy.She could have given me a bit more sympathy!I felt great sympathy for the victims of the hurricane.

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

I have no sympathy for people who say they can't find work but are really just too lazy to look.
It's not money she wants, it's just a little sympathy.

agreement with or support for someone's ideas or actions:

Scott was in sympathy with this view.

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