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Synonyms for sympathy

Synonyms for sympathy

a very close understanding between persons


sympathetic, sad concern for someone in misfortune

Synonyms for sympathy

an inclination to support or be loyal to or to agree with an opinion

sharing the feelings of others (especially feelings of sorrow or anguish)

a relation of affinity or harmony between people

References in classic literature ?
This manuscript will doubtless afford you the greatest pleasure; but to me, who know him, and who hear it from his own lips--with what interest and sympathy shall I read it in some future day!
Sympathy with pain there will, of course, always be.
One of the most attractive qualities, especially in her earlier books, is her warm and unaffected human sympathy, which is temperamental, but greatly enlarged by her own early experience.
After a few first sentences of sympathy and condolence, the writer announced his arrival at Mr.
The author needs great faith in his reader's sympathy; else he must hesitate to give details so minute, and incidents apparently so trifling, as are essential to make up the idea of this garden-life.
They probably embodied the traditionary peculiarities of their whole line of progenitors, derived through an unbroken succession of eggs; or else this individual Chanticleer and his two wives had grown to be humorists, and a little crack-brained withal, on account of their solitary way of life, and out of sympathy for Hepzibah, their lady-patroness.
Indeed, what with the pleasant summer evening, and the sympathy of this little circle of not unkindly souls, it was perhaps natural that a character so susceptible as Clifford's should become animated, and show itself readily responsive to what was said around him.
In his essay, 'Rational fools' (1977), Amartya Sen uses the concepts 'sympathy' and 'commitment' to capture aspects of human choice which are not straightforwardly conceivable in rational choice theory.
Muscat: His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said has sent a cable of condolences and sympathy to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the death of Princess Adhwa'a bint Abdulaziz bin Mohammed Abdulaziz Al Saud.
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has brushed off allegations of a Pakatan Harapan (PH) ploy to get him hospitalised just before polling day to gain sympathy votes.
The study investigated the impact of user-generated information based crisis response strategy, user-generated sympathy based crisis response strategy, organizational information based crisis response strategy, and organizational sympathy based crisis response strategy on organizational reputation and secondary crisis communication.
The Virtue of Sympathy: Magic, Philosophy, and Literature in Seventeenth-Century England.
Heartfelt sympathy to our Pat, Abigail and Gregory on their sad loss.
The Romantic Crowd: Sympathy, Controversy and Print Culture.