- compassion, understanding, pity, empathy, tenderness, condolence(s), thoughtfulness, commiseration, aroha (New Zealand) •
We expressed our sympathy for her loss.
- affinity, agreement, rapport, union, harmony, warmth, correspondence, fellow feeling, congeniality •
I still have sympathy with this point of view.
- agreement, support, favour, approval, encouragement, affiliation, partiality, approbation •
Several hundred workers struck in sympathy with their colleagues.
David Garrick – An Occasional Prologue on Quitting the TheatreA fellow-feeling makes one wond'rous kind
'sympathy' in Other Languages
- British English: sympathy /ˈsɪmpəθɪ/ NOUN
If you have sympathy for someone who has had a misfortune, you are sorry for them, and show this in the way you behave towards them.We expressed our sympathy for her loss.
- Arabic: تَعَاطُف
- Brazilian Portuguese: compaixão
- Chinese: 同情心
- Croatian: simpatija
- Czech: soucit
- Danish: sympati
- Dutch: sympathie
- European Spanish: lástima compasión
- Finnish: sympatia
- French: compassion
- German: Mitgefühl
- Greek: συμπόνια
- Italian: comprensione
- Japanese: 同情
- Korean: 동정
- Norwegian: sympati
- Polish: sympatia
- Portuguese: compaixão
- Romanian: compasiune compasiuni
- Russian: сочувствие
- Spanish: lástima
- Swedish: sympati
- Thai: ความเห็นใจ
- Turkish: halden anlama
- Ukrainian: співчуття
- Vietnamese: sự thông cảm
Definition of sympathy from the Collins English Thesaurus
the sharing of another's emotions, esp of sorrow or anguish; pity; compassion
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