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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Definitions for simpatico

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

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Citations for simpatico
Former Senator Richard Bernard Stone ... is remembered by a former member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's staff for his ''remarkable ability to appear simpatico with the culture and politics of whoever he was talking with.'' Joseph B. Treaster, "Latin Envoy: Mr. Simpatico," New York Times, June 2, 1983
When I got around to asking why she had bothered to track me down, she said it was because we were so simpatico. Amor Towles, Rules of Civility, 2011
Origin of simpatico
1860-1865
Simpatico derives from the Italian adjective simpatico, a derivative of simpatia “sympathy,” or from the Spanish adjective simpatico, a derivative of simpatía, with the same meanings (“sympathetic, understanding, congenial”). The word entered English in the 19th century.
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