Synonyms for sympathy

Synonyms for (noun) sympathy

Synonyms: understanding, sympathy

Definition: an inclination to support or be loyal to or to agree with an opinion

Usage: his sympathies were always with the underdog; I knew I could count on his understanding

Similar words: inclination, disposition, tendency

Definition: an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others

Usage: he had an inclination to give up too easily; a tendency to be too strict


Synonyms: sympathy, fellow feeling

Definition: sharing the feelings of others (especially feelings of sorrow or anguish)

Similar words: feeling

Definition: the experiencing of affective and emotional states

Usage: she had a feeling of euphoria; he had terrible feelings of guilt; I disliked him and the feeling was mutual


Synonyms: sympathy

Definition: a relation of affinity or harmony between people; whatever affects one correspondingly affects the other

Usage: the two of them were in close sympathy

Similar words: kinship, affinity

Definition: a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character

Usage: found a natural affinity with the immigrants; felt a deep kinship with the other students; anthropology's kinship with the humanities