sympathizer

[sim-puh-thahy-zer]

noun

a person who sympathizes.
Ophthalmology. an eye that exhibits ophthalmia because of disease or injury of the other.

Origin of sympathizer

First recorded in 1805–15; sympathize + -er1
Related formsnon·sym·pa·thiz·er, noun
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Contemporary Examples of sympathizer

Historical Examples of sympathizer

  • A partizan of the man she hated, or a sympathizer with this stranger who had already given her too much joy?

    The City of Delight

    Elizabeth Miller

  • And this is the cousin from across the sea who bids fair to become our more than sympathizer?

    Peggy Owen Patriot

    Lucy Foster Madison

  • How were they to distinguish a neutral or a sympathizer from their foes?

    Romantic Spain

    John Augustus O'Shea

  • "Throw them through the roof, Pilot, we'll see fair play," cried a sympathizer.

    The Lumberjack Sky Pilot

    Thomas D. Whittles

  • Morier was throughout the war a sympathizer with Germany as against France.

    My Autobiography

    F. Max Mller



Word Origin and History for sympathizer
n.

1815, agent noun from sympathize.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper