sympathetic contact

  1. behavior toward an individual based on the individual's personal makeup rather than on their group membership.

Origin of sympathetic contact

First recorded in 1840–50

Words Nearby sympathetic contact Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use sympathetic contact in a sentence

  • The calling is the point of sympathetic contact with God where their purposes become the same.

    Quiet Talks on Prayer | S. D. (Samuel Dickey) Gordon
  • He animates and electrifies each musician, and always remains in sympathetic contact with the whole instrumental body.

  • The highest working qualities are best trained by active and sympathetic contact with others in the affairs of daily life.

    Character | Samuel Smiles
  • With this movement of opinion Robert had very soon found himself in close and sympathetic contact.

    Robert Elsmere | Mrs. Humphry Ward