Synonyms for sympatheticˌsɪm pəˈθɛt ɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sympathetic(adj)

    of or relating to the sympathetic nervous system

    Synonyms:
    kindly, benevolent, likable, likeable, good-hearted, harmonic, large-hearted, charitable, appealing, openhearted

    Antonyms:
    unsympathising, unsympathetic, inharmonious, unharmonious, unlikeable, dissimilar, unlikable, unappealing, unsympathizing, unkind

  2. sympathetic(adj)

    expressing or feeling or resulting from sympathy or compassion or friendly fellow feelings; disposed toward

    Synonyms:
    kindly, benevolent, likable, likeable, good-hearted, harmonic, large-hearted, charitable, appealing, openhearted

    Antonyms:
    unsympathizing, unlikable, unsympathetic, dissimilar, unharmonious, inharmonious, unappealing, unlikeable, unsympathising, unkind

  3. charitable, benevolent, kindly, sympathetic, good-hearted, openhearted, large-hearted(adj)

    showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity

    Synonyms:
    kindly, philanthropic, sympathetic, benevolent, beneficent, likeable, good-hearted, harmonic, large-hearted, likable, charitable, freehearted, appealing, openhearted, eleemosynary

    Antonyms:
    unlikeable, inharmonious, unsympathetic, dissimilar, unharmonious, unkind, unlikable, unsympathizing, unappealing, unsympathising

  4. sympathetic, appealing, likeable, likable(adj)

    (of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings

    Synonyms:
    kindly, sympathetic, benevolent, likable, likeable, good-hearted, harmonic, large-hearted, charitable, appealing, openhearted

    Antonyms:
    unsympathetic, unharmonious, unlikeable, inharmonious, unlikable, dissimilar, unappealing, unsympathising, unkind, unsympathizing

  5. sympathetic(adj)

    having similar disposition and tastes

    Synonyms:
    kindly, benevolent, likable, likeable, good-hearted, harmonic, large-hearted, charitable, appealing, openhearted

    Antonyms:
    unsympathetic, unharmonious, unsympathising, inharmonious, unappealing, unsympathizing, unlikeable, dissimilar, unkind, unlikable

  6. harmonic, sympathetic(adj)

    relating to vibrations that occur as a result of vibrations in a nearby body

    Synonyms:
    kindly, likeable, sympathetic, benevolent, likable, harmonised, harmonical, good-hearted, harmonic, large-hearted, harmonized, charitable, appealing, openhearted, consonant

    Antonyms:
    unsympathetic, dissimilar, unsympathizing, unkind, inharmonious, unappealing, unharmonious, unlikeable, unlikable, unsympathising

Wiktionary

  1. sympathetic(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    unsympathetic

  2. sympathetic(adjective)

    of, related to, showing, or characterized by sympathy

    Antonyms:
    unsympathetic

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. sympathetic

    Human denotes what pertains to mankind, with no suggestion as to its being good or evil; as, the human race; human qualities; we speak of human achievements, virtues, or excellences, human follies, vices, or crimes. Humane denotes what may rightly be expected of mankind at its best in the treatment of sentient beings; a humane enterprise or endeavor is one that is intended to prevent or relieve suffering. The humane man will not needlessly inflict pain upon the meanest thing that lives; a merciful man is disposed to withhold or mitigate the suffering even of the guilty. The compassionate man sympathizes with and desires to relieve actual suffering, while one who is humane would forestall and prevent the suffering which he sees to be possible. Compare MERCY; PITIFUL; PITY.

    See synonyms for BARBAROUS.

    Synonyms:
    benevolent, benignant, charitable, clement, compassionate, forgiving, gentle, gracious, human, humane, kind, kind-hearted, merciful, pitying, tender, tender-hearted

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