French translation of 'sympathy'
- (= compassion)
compassion fwith our deepest sympathy
avec nos sincères condoléances
- (= support)
⇒ I have some sympathy with this point of view.
Je ne suis pas loin de partager ce point de vue.,
J'ai une certaine sympathie pour ce point de vue.to be in sympathy with [proposals, aims]
être en accord avecto come out in sympathy with sb (= strike)
se solidariser avec qn
Derived Formssympathies plural noun (= political inclinations)
⇒ His sympathies lie with the Liberals.
Ses sympathies vont aux libéraux.
Example Sentences Including 'sympathy'
Banks hadn't a lot of sympathy to spare for him; PC Dennis Morrisey had lost his struggle for life far more quickly.AFTERMATH (2001)
At the sight of it, Peottre gave a sharp exclamation of sympathy.THE GOLDEN FOOL: Book Two of the Tawny Man (2002)
The fact that there was more of sympathy than mockery in the smile didn't help.CASCADES - THE DAY OF THE DEAD (2001)
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'sympathy' in Other Languages
- 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
Translation of sympathy from the Collins English to French Dictionary