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Definitions of sympathetic

  1. (of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings; "the sympathetic characters in the play" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding; "was charitable in his opinions of others"; "kindly criticism"; "a kindly act"; "sympathetic words" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. having similar disposition and tastes; "a compatible married couple"; "with their many similar tastes, he found her a most sympathetic companion" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. relating to vibrations that occur as a result of vibrations in a nearby body; "sympathetic vibration" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. (physiology; anatomy) of or relating to the sympathetic nervous system; "sympathetic neurons"; "sympathetic stimulation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. expressing or feeling or resulting from sympathy or compassion or friendly fellow feelings; disposed toward; "sympathetic to the students' cause"; "a sympathetic observer"; "a sympathetic gesture" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity; "was charitable in his opinions of others"; "kindly criticism"; "a kindly act"; "sympathetic words"; "a large-hearted mentor" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. Congenial. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Inclined to sympathy; sympathizing. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. Produced by, or expressive of, sympathy. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. Produced by sympathy; -- applied particularly to symptoms or affections. See Sympathy. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. Of or relating to the sympathetic nervous system or some of its branches; produced by stimulation on the sympathetic nervious system or some part of it; as, the sympathetic saliva, a modified form of saliva, produced from some of the salivary glands by stimulation of a sympathetic nerve fiber. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. Resulting from, or expressive of, fellow-feeling or similar feelings; being in harmony with; congenial; as, sympathetic tastes. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. Sympathetically. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. 1. Relating to or exhibiting sympathy. 2. Noting the nerves of organic life. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  16. Pertaining to sympathetic nerve and communicating ganglia. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  17. Feeling sympathy; produced by sympathy. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. Pertaining to sympathy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Having a fellow-feeling for others. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. Sympathetical. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. Sympatheticly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. Pertaining to or expressing sympathy; having common feeling with another; susceptible of being affected by feelings like those of another; produced by sympathy; inducing sympathy. Sympathetic ink, an ink which makes no mark upon the paper until it is heated. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. The system of nerves supplying the viscera and blood - vessels, and intimately connected with the spinal and some cerebral nerves; coloration in imitation of surroundings. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  24. Produced by sympathy; applied particularly to symptoms or affections. See Sympathy. dictgcide_fs
  25. Of or pertaining to sympathy; produced by sympathy. S. ophthalmia, inflammation of one eye produced as a result of inflammation of the other; usually appearing under the guise of a destructive, recurrent, plastic, irido-cyclitis (S. iritis), sometimes under the form of a serous iritis, a chorio-retinitis, or an optic neuritis (S. neuritis, S. retinitis). S. irritation, irritation, e. g., of one eye, produced by irritation or inflammation of a related part, as the other eye. na
  26. Of, full of, exhibiting, expressing, due to, effecting, sympathy (s. heart, person, conduct, words; s. landscape &c., that touches the feelings by association &c.; s. pain &c., caused by pain or injury to some one else or in another part of the body; s. sound, resonance, string, sounding by vibration communicated through the air or other medium from vibrating object; s. nerve, any, esp. either of two extending the length of the vertebral column, of a system of nerves uniting viscera& blood-vessels in common nervous action; s. ink, writing done with which is invisible till brought out by warmth or other agency); hence sympathetically adv. (N.) s. nerve or system; person peculiarly sensitive to hypnotic or similar influence. [Greek] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  27. Pertaining to, or caused by, sympathy. American pocket medical dictionary.
  28. Same as Sympathetic system. American pocket medical dictionary.
  29. Having sympathy with something else, due to sympathy, maintaining or promoting sympathy; pertaining to the s. nerve; as a n., the s. nerve. Appleton's medical dictionary.

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