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Definition of sympathy:

  1. The influence of a certain psychological state in one person in producing a like state in another.
  2. The reciprocal influence exercised by organs or parts on one another, as shown in the effects of a diseased condition of one part on another part or organ, as in the vomiting produced by a tumor of the brain.


fellow feeling, philanthropy, kind-heartedness, agreement, charity, kindness, benevolence, humanity, discernment, kindliness, savvy, good-will, aid, reason, apprehension, liberality, generosity, munificence, almsgiving, encouragement, consolation, unselfishness, understanding, intellect, benignity, beneficence, bounty, cheer.

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