Significado de “sympathetic” - Diccionario inglés

sympathetic en inglés británico

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uk /ˌsɪm.pəˈθet.ɪk/ us /ˌsɪm.pəˈθet̬.ɪk/

sympathetic adjective (UNDERSTANDING)

B2 used to describe someone who shows, especially by what they say, that they understand and care about someone else's suffering:

He suffers from back trouble too, so he was very sympathetic about my problem.
She just needed someone who would lend a sympathetic ear to her (= listen to her in a kind and understanding way) once in a while.

If a character in a book or film is sympathetic, they are described or shown in such a way that you are able to understand the character's feelings, with the result that you like them:

She comes across as a more sympathetic character in the movie.

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sympathetic adjective (SUPPORT)

C2 agreeing with or supporting:

The party is considered to be sympathetic to/towards welfare reform.
Did he give your proposal/complaints a sympathetic hearing?

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adverb uk /ˌsɪm.pəˈθet.ɪ.kəl.i/ us /ˌsɪm.pəˈθet̬.ɪ.kəl.i/

She listened sympathetically, nodding her head now and again.

(Definición de sympathetic de Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

sympathetic en inglés americano

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us /ˌsɪm·pəˈθet̬·ɪk/

sympathetic adjective (UNDERSTANDING)

showing, esp. by what you say, that you understand and care about someone’s problems or suffering:

He suffers from back trouble too, so he was sympathetic.

A sympathetic character in a book or movie is one whose actions are understandable and who is therefore likable.

sympathetic adjective (SUPPORTING)

showing your support and agreement:

We are sympathetic to that point of view and have the same goals.

(Definición de sympathetic de Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)