1. [Adjective]: (of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings; "the sympathetic characters in the play"

2. [Adjective]: expressing or feeling or resulting from sympathy or compassion or friendly fellow feelings; disposed toward; "sympathetic to the students'' cause"; "a sympathetic observer"; "a sympathetic gesture"

3. [Adjective]: of or relating to the sympathetic nervous system; "sympathetic neurons"; "sympathetic stimulation"

4. having similar disposition and tastes; "a compatible married couple"; "with their many similar tastes, he found her a most sympathetic companion"

5. showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity; "was charitable in his opinions of others"; "kindly criticism"; "a kindly act"; "sympathetic words"; "a large-hearted mentor"

6. relating to vibrations that occur as a result of vibrations in a nearby body; "sympathetic vibration"

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