Definitions of sympathetic

  1. Sympathetically.
  2. Sympatheticly.
  3. 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"
  4. 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"
  5. Inclined to sympathy; sympathizing.
  6. Produced by, or expressive of, sympathy.
  7. Produced by sympathy; -- applied particularly to symptoms or affections. See Sympathy.
  8. Of or relating to the sympathetic nervous system or some of its branches; produced by stimulation on the sympathetic nervious system or some part of it; as, the sympathetic saliva, a modified form of saliva, produced from some of the salivary glands by stimulation of a sympathetic nerve fiber.
  9. Resulting from, or expressive of, fellow- feeling or similar feelings; being in harmony with; congenial; as, sympathetic tastes.
  10. Feeling sympathy; produced by sympathy.
  11. Pertaining to sympathy.
  12. Having a fellow- feeling for others.
  13. Sympathetical.
  14. Pertaining to or expressing sympathy; having common feeling with another; susceptible of being affected by feelings like those of another; produced by sympathy; inducing sympathy. Sympathetic ink, an ink which makes no mark upon the paper until it is heated.
  15. The system of nerves supplying the viscera and blood - vessels, and intimately connected with the spinal and some cerebral nerves; coloration in imitation of surroundings.