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1864 (in fem. form simpatica), from Spanish simpatico "sympathetic," from simpatia "sympathy," or from Italian simpatico, from simpatia, both ultimately from Latin sympathia (see sympathy).
Nice; pleasant; sympathetic and congenial
Sympathy; affinity: Alan Keyes has as much simpatico with the Christian right as I do
[1864+; fr Italian or Spanish]