Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun sympathy

3 senses of sympathy

Sense 1
sympathy, understanding -- (an inclination to support or be loyal to or to agree with an opinion; "his sympathies were always with the underdog"; "I knew I could count on his understanding")
       => inclination, disposition, tendency -- (an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others; "he had an inclination to give up too easily"; "a tendency to be too strict")

Sense 2
sympathy, fellow feeling -- (sharing the feelings of others (especially feelings of sorrow or anguish))
       => feeling -- (the experiencing of affective and emotional states; "she had a feeling of euphoria"; "he had terrible feelings of guilt"; "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual")

Sense 3
sympathy -- (a relation of affinity or harmony between people; whatever affects one correspondingly affects the other; "the two of them were in close sympathy")
       => affinity, kinship -- (a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character; "found a natural affinity with the immigrants"; "felt a deep kinship with the other students"; "anthropology's kinship with the humanities")

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