noun, plural sym·pa·thies.
- feelings or impulses of compassion.
- feelings of favor, support, or loyalty: It's hard to tell where your sympathies lie.
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Origin of sympathy
synonym study for sympathy
OTHER WORDS FROM sympathynon·sym·pa·thy, noun, plural non·sym·pa·thies.pre·sym·pa·thy, nounsu·per·sym·pa·thy, noun, plural su·per·sym·pa·thies.
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH sympathyempathy, sympathy (see synonym study at the current entry)
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Example sentences from the Web for sympathy
All expressed sympathy for Mallott’s family, given his recent death, and acknowledged that he can no longer tell his side of the story.The Woman Propositioned by Alaska’s Former Lieutenant Governor Tells Her Story for the First Time|by Kyle Hopkins and Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News|September 10, 2020|ProPublica
I’m not asking for sympathy, but I don’t think people appreciate the fact that when you can’t walk down the street, you’re going friend or foe.Full Transcript: Sean Spicer on ‘The Carlos Watson Show’|Daniel Malloy|August 26, 2020|Ozy
My deepest sympathy goes out to everyone who has lost a loved one and my prayers are with those who are ill or suffering.The moment Melania Trump became ‘mourner-in-chief’|Claire Zillman, reporter|August 26, 2020|Fortune
In the view of some cops, perps merit little concern or sympathy.‘I Can’t Breathe!’ ‘I Can’t Breathe!’ A Moral Indictment of Cop Culture|Michael Daly|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It would appear that when it came to the bottom line, Washington was not overflowing with sympathy.
The fact that most audiences end up feeling some degree of sympathy for Mother Courage irritated Brecht to no end.
Jezebel has shown some sympathy to this and other male insecurities in the past.Full Frontal Disney: Feminism's Nudity Double Standard|Emily Shire|August 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But sympathy for the Palestinians, on varying levels, is one issue that unites them.
It was sympathy Letty longed for, not strength, and therefore she was afraid of Mary.Mary Marston|George MacDonald
Having secured their sympathy, such as it was, Barbara allowed herself to become more doleful still.The Youngest Girl in the School|Evelyn Sharp
In thus acting they could make themselves sure of the sympathy of their countrymen.Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877|James Kennedy
He saw that a tender light, the softness of sympathy, came into her eyes when she noticed the plasters on his forehead and cheek.Spring Street|James H. Richardson
I find, by the way, that I am beginning to harbor a sympathy for your father's wife.Phases of an Inferior Planet|Ellen Glasgow