What does "Sympathetic" mean?


(a.) Inclined to sympathy; sympathizing (a.) Of or relating to the sympathetic nervous system or some of its branches; produced by stimulation on the sympathetic nervious system or some part of it; as, the sympathetic saliva, a modified form of saliva, produced from some of the salivary glands by stimulation of a sympathetic nerve fiber (a.) Produced by sympathy; -- applied particularly to symptoms or affections. See Sympathy (a.) Produced by, or expressive of, sympathy

Synonyms kind, compatible, congenial, empathetic, appealing, agreeable, empathic, kindly, harmonious, charitable, likeable, harmonic, likable, commiserative

Example: "Sympathetic to the students' cause" Example: "The sympathetic characters in the play" Example: "Sympathetic neurons" Example: "With their many similar tastes, he found her a most sympathetic companion" Example: "Sympathetic vibration" Example: "Sympathetic words"