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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
sympathetic /,simpə'θətik/
  • tính từ
    • thông cảm; đồng tình
      • sympathetic strike: cuộc bãi công tỏ sự đồng tình, cuộc bãi công ủng hộ
      • sympathetic pain: sự đau lây
    • đầy tình cảm, biểu lộ tình cảm, thân ái
      • sympathetic heart: trái tim đầy tình cảm
      • sympathetic words: những lời lẽ biểu lộ tình cảm
    • (sinh vật học) giao cảm
      • sympathetic nerve: dây thần kinh giao cảm
  • danh từ
    • (sinh vật học) dây thần kinh giao cảm; hệ giao cảm
    • người dễ xúc cảm
Concise Dictionary
+of or relating to the sympathetic nervous system
+expressing or feeling or resulting from sympathy or compassion or friendly fellow feelings; disposed toward
+having similar disposition and tastes
+showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity
+(of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings
+relating to vibrations that occur as a result of vibrations in a nearby body

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 Often, sympathetic to or toward(s). compassionate (to or toward(s)), commiserating (with), commiserative (with), understanding (of), supportive (of), caring (to or toward(s)), concerned (about or with), solicitous (of or to or (toward(s)), warm-hearted (to or toward(s)), kind-hearted (to or toward(s)), responsive (to or toward(s)), well-meaning, well-intentioned, good-natured (to or toward(s)), considerate (of or to or toward(s)), empathetic or empathic (with or to or toward(s)); sympathizing, kindly, comforting, consoling:
The social workers are sympathetic to the people's problems. One should be more sympathetic. Julie takes a sympathetic outlook.
2 Often, sympathetic to or toward(s). agreeable, pleasant, friendly, well-disposed, favourably disposed, encouraging, like-minded, responsive, congenial, en rapport, simpatico:
You will find a sympathetic ear at the council. The people are not sympathetic to a tax increase.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ adjective
1 ~ (to / towards sb) kind to sb who is hurt or sad; showing that you understand and care about their problems: a sympathetic friend / listener / employer + I did not feel at all sympathetic towards Kate. + I'm here if you need a sympathetic ear (= sb to talk to about your problems). + a sympathetic look / manner / response + She was very sympathetic when I was sick.
2 ~ (to / towards sb/sth) showing that you approve of sb/sth or that you share their views and are willing to support them: to be sympathetic to aims / causes / ideas + Russian newspapers are largely sympathetic to the president.
3 (of a person) easy to like: a sympathetic character in a novel + I don't find her a very sympathetic person.
Help Note: This meaning is not very common and you should use likeable or pleasant instead.
sympathetically adverb: to nod / look / smile at sb sympathetically + We hope this application will be treated sympathetically (= it will be approved). + The teacher listened sympathetically to the student's problems.
Collocation Dictionary

1 showing you understand sb's feelings


appear, be, feel, look, seem, sound | become | find sb
I found the doctors quite sympathetic.


deeply, extremely, genuinely, immensely, truly, very
a patient and deeply sympathetic man He sounded genuinely sympathetic.
| largely | fairly, pretty, quite | suitably
She made suitably sympathetic noises down the phone.


My boss is being very sympathetic about my problems.
| to
They were extremely sympathetic to my plight.
| towards
I did not feel sympathetic towards them.

2 in agreement with sb/sth


appear, be, seem


deeply, extremely, highly, very | entirely | less than | broadly, generally, quite | politically


The government is broadly sympathetic to our ideas.

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