Definition of Sympathetic

1. Adjective. Of or relating to the sympathetic nervous system. "Sympathetic stimulation"

Category relationships: Anatomy, General Anatomy, Physiology
Partainyms: Sympathetic Nervous System



2. Adjective. Expressing or feeling or resulting from sympathy or compassion or friendly fellow feelings; disposed toward. "A sympathetic gesture"

3. Adjective. Showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity. "A large-hearted mentor"

4. Adjective. (of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings. "The sympathetic characters in the play"
Exact synonyms: Appealing, Likable, Likeable
Category relationships: Drama
Derivative terms: Appealingness, Like, Like
Antonyms: Unsympathetic

5. Adjective. Having similar disposition and tastes. "With their many similar tastes, he found her a most sympathetic companion"
Similar to: Similar
Derivative terms: Sympathy

6. Adjective. Relating to vibrations that occur as a result of vibrations in a nearby body. "Sympathetic vibration"
Exact synonyms: Harmonic
Similar to: Harmonious

Definition of Sympathetic

1. a. Inclined to sympathy; sympathizing.

Definition of Sympathetic

1. Adjective. of, related to, showing, or characterized by sympathy ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sympathetic

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sympathetic

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Literary usage of Sympathetic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Anatomy of the Nervous System from the Standpoint of Development and by Stephen Walter Ranson (1920)
"In the sympathetic ganglia of the frog the pericellular plexus seems to be the ... In the mammalian sympathetic ganglion these pericellular plexuses are ..."

2. Principles of General Physiology by William Maddock Bayliss (1920)
"Relation to sympathetic Nerves.—Certain facts have been brought forward recently which appear to indicate that the tonic state of skeletal muscle may have ..."

3. A Text-book of Physiology for Medical Students and Physicians by William Henry Howell (1911)
"THE sympathetic OR AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM. The chain of nerve ganglia extending on each side of the spinal column to the coccyx is known as the ..."

4. An Introduction to Entomology by John Henry Comstock (1920)
"The paired division of the oesophageal sympathetic nervous system varies greatly ... Its function is probably analogous to that of the sympathetic nervous ..."

5. The Origin and Development of the Moral Ideas by Edward Westermarck (1906)
"In all animal species which possess altruistic sentiments in some form or other, we may be sure to find sympathetic resentment as their accompani- ..."

6. The Anatomy of the Nervous System from the Standpoint of Development and by Stephen Walter Ranson (1920)
"In the sympathetic ganglia of the frog the pericellular plexus seems to be the ... In the mammalian sympathetic ganglion these pericellular plexuses are ..."

7. Principles of General Physiology by William Maddock Bayliss (1920)
"Relation to sympathetic Nerves.—Certain facts have been brought forward recently which appear to indicate that the tonic state of skeletal muscle may have ..."

8. A Text-book of Physiology for Medical Students and Physicians by William Henry Howell (1911)
"THE sympathetic OR AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM. The chain of nerve ganglia extending on each side of the spinal column to the coccyx is known as the ..."

9. An Introduction to Entomology by John Henry Comstock (1920)
"The paired division of the oesophageal sympathetic nervous system varies greatly ... Its function is probably analogous to that of the sympathetic nervous ..."

10. The Origin and Development of the Moral Ideas by Edward Westermarck (1906)
"In all animal species which possess altruistic sentiments in some form or other, we may be sure to find sympathetic resentment as their accompani- ..."

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