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1. sympathy

noun. ['ˈsɪmpəθi'] an inclination to support or be loyal to or to agree with an opinion.

Synonyms

  • tendency
  • disposition
  • inclination

Antonyms

  • humility
  • liking
  • calmness
  • concern

Etymology

  • sympathie (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • sympathia (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Sympathy

  • antipathy
  • apathy
  • dorothy
  • empathy
  • encephalopathy
  • mcconathy
  • psychopathy
  • telepathy
  • timothy

Example sentences of the word sympathy


1. Noun, singular or mass
The peace lily is a plant often sent in sympathy when someone in the family dies.

2. Adjective
For some teenagers, the best sympathy gift is something that reminds them of the person they lost.

Quotes containing the word sympathy


1. I have a lot of sympathy for young people because I realize how disturbed I was. How would I deal with life in the future? What would I do for a living?
- Clyde Tombaugh

2. There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain. One should sympathise with the colour, the beauty, the joy of life. The less said about life's sores the better.
- Oscar Wilde

3. If you're looking for sympathy you'll find it between shit and syphilis in the dictionary.
- David Sedaris, Barrel Fever: Stories and Essays

2. sympathy

noun. ['ˈsɪmpəθi'] sharing the feelings of others (especially feelings of sorrow or anguish).

Synonyms

  • pathos
  • compatibility
  • concern
  • kindheartedness
  • compassionateness
  • kind-heartedness
  • empathy
  • ruth
  • commiseration
  • compassion
  • pity
  • fellow feeling

Antonyms

  • hope
  • pleasure
  • gravity
  • dislike

Etymology

  • sympathie (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • sympathia (Latin)

3. sympathy

noun. ['ˈsɪmpəθi'] a relation of affinity or harmony between people; whatever affects one correspondingly affects the other.

Synonyms

  • mutual understanding
  • mutual affection
  • kinship

Antonyms

  • gratitude
  • ingratitude
  • despair
  • pain

Etymology

  • sympathie (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • sympathia (Latin)
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