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sympathy

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈsɪmpəθi/
PROBLEMS 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.Sympathy and compassion
IDEAS agreement with or support for someone's ideas or actions: Scott was in sympathy with this view.Sympathy and compassion
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