sympathetic

A sympathetic person is one who's motivated by compassion. You can imagine that most of the people who work for the Red Cross are sympathetic types.

In literature and film, the sympathetic character is the one who is likable or who evokes feelings of sympathy from the audience. The sympathetic character in a romantic comedy is probably the romantic male lead who keeps getting ignored by the beautiful women. Eventually the sympathetic character will get noticed and the leading lady will fall in love with him, then they will live happily ever after.

DEFINITIONS OF: sympathetic

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adj 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”
Synonyms
compassionate
showing or having compassion
congenial
suitable to your needs
kind
having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior
commiserative
feeling or expressing sympathy
condolent
expressing sympathy with a person who experienced the death of a loved one
empathetic, empathic
showing empathy or ready comprehension of others' states
Antonyms:
unsympathetic
not sympathetic or disposed toward
uncompassionate
lacking compassion or feeling for others
incompatible, uncongenial
not suitable to your tastes or needs
unresponsive
not responding to some influence or stimulus
unsympathising, unsympathizing
not showing or expressing sympathy
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adj showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity

sympathetic words”
Synonyms:
benevolent, charitable, good-hearted, kindly, large-hearted, openhearted
kind
having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior

adj (of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings

“the sympathetic characters in the play”
Synonyms:
appealing, likable, likeable
Antonyms:
unappealing, unlikable, unlikeable, unsympathetic
(of characters in literature or drama) tending to evoke antipathetic feelings

adj having similar disposition and tastes

“with their many similar tastes, he found her a most sympathetic companion”
Synonyms
similar
marked by correspondence or resemblance

adj of or relating to the sympathetic nervous system

sympathetic neurons”
sympathetic stimulation”

adj relating to vibrations that occur as a result of vibrations in a nearby body

sympathetic vibration”
Synonyms:
harmonic
harmonious
musically pleasing
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