“He operates under such prolonged and continued stress,” says a sympathetic senior Western official.
He is lean, well muscled, the complexion of a hazel nut, with black, sympathetic eyes.
What bugged him was that Southers appeared to be sympathetic to the unionization of the TSA work force.
Britain's culture minister admits he was sympathetic to Murdoch's $16 billion BSkyB—but he wasn't biased.
sympathetic reporters have related that he has become a good father who spends quality time with his six children.
You have no idea what a sympathetic and attractive person she is; and she must be good.
There is no passion in your veins; it is only a sort of sympathetic selfishness.
He was the originator of a natural, realistic, and sympathetic school of literary criticism.
This was Katherine Holroyd, a sympathetic observer and everybody's intimate.
Each is absolutely without any arbitrary influence, any influence not natural or sympathetic or co-operative, upon the other.
1640s, "pertaining to sympathy," from Modern Latin sympatheticus, from Greek sympathetikos, from sympathein, from sympathes "having a fellow feeling, affected by like feelings" (see sympathy). Meaning "having fellow feeling" is recorded from 1718. In anatomical sense, the word is attested from 1769, from Modern Latin (nervus) sympathicus, coined by Jacques-Benigne Winslow (1669-1760), Danish anatomist living in Paris. Related: Sympathetically.
sympathetic sym·pa·thet·ic (sĭm'pə-thět'ĭk)
Of, relating to, or acting on the sympathetic nervous system.