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[sim-pah-ti-koh, -pat-i-] /sɪmˈpɑ tɪˌkoʊ, -ˈpæt ɪ-/
congenial or like-minded; likable:
I find our new neighbor simpatico in every respect.
Origin of simpatico
1860-65; < Italian: literally, sympathetic, equivalent to simpat(ia) sympathy + -ico -ic. Compare Spanish simpático, French sympathique, German sympatisch
Can be confused
empathetic, sympathetic, simpatico. Unabridged
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  • In the Italian phrase the whole place was simpatico; it repeated and crooned over to every one the mood in which he came to it.

    Daisy's Aunt

    E. F. (Edward Frederic) Benson
  • Nobody could say that any form of spider is precisely what our Italian friends prettily describe in their liquid way as simpatico.

    Science in Arcady Grant Allen
British Dictionary definitions for simpatico


/sɪmˈpɑːtɪˌkəʊ; -ˈpæt-/
adjective (informal)
pleasant or congenial
of similar mind or temperament; compatible
Word Origin
Italian: from simpatiasympathy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for simpatico

1864 (in fem. form simpatica), from Spanish simpatico "sympathetic," from simpatia "sympathy," or from Italian simpatico, from simpatia, both ultimately from Latin sympathia (see sympathy).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for simpatico



Nice; pleasant; sympathetic and congenial


Sympathy; affinity: Alan Keyes has as much simpatico with the Christian right as I do

[1864+; fr Italian or Spanish]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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