- congenial or like-minded; likable: I find our new neighbor simpatico in every respect.
Origin of simpatico
Examples from the Web for simpatico
The barraca managers and ambulantes are simpatico in their daylong quest to pocket gobs of hard-earned money.The Girl From Ipanema Is Not Alone: Rio’s Famous Beach Is A Rich, Cultural Kaleidoscope
June 23, 2014
You and Letterman are so funny together but, like George C. Scott, one wouldn't think of the two of you as simpatico.Nathan Lane's Final Musical?
April 8, 2010
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</p>
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
- pleasant or congenial
- of similar mind or temperament; compatible
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).