simpatico

[ sim-pah-ti-koh, -pat-i- ]
/ sɪmˈpɑ tɪˌkoʊ, -ˈpæt ɪ- /

adjective

congenial or like-minded; likable: I find our new neighbor simpatico in every respect.

QUIZZES

DON’T VACILLATE! VANQUISH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

It’d be a real faux pas to miss this quiz on the words from August 3–9, 2020!
Question 1 of 7
What does “vacillate” mean?

Origin of simpatico

First recorded in 1860–65; from Italian: literally, “sympathetic,” equivalent to simpat(ia) sympathy + -ico -ic; related in meaning to Spanish simpático, French sympathique, and German sympatisch

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH simpatico

empathetic, sympathetic, simpatico .
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for simpatico

British Dictionary definitions for simpatico

simpatico
/ (sɪmˈpɑːtɪˌkəʊ, -ˈpæt-) /

adjective informal

pleasant or congenial
of similar mind or temperament; compatible

Word Origin for simpatico

Italian: from simpatia sympathy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012