simpatico

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See also: simpático

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish simpático (nice, likeable), ultimately from Ancient Greek σῠμπᾰ́θειᾰ (sumpátheia, sympathy, literally suffering together).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /sɪmˈpa.tɪ.kəʊ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /sɪmˈpæ.tə.koʊ/, /sɪmˈpɑ.tə.koʊ/

Adjective[edit]

simpatico (comparative more simpatico, superlative most simpatico)

  1. (of a person) Having a compatible temperament or pleasing qualities.

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /simˈpa.ti.ko/, [simˈpäːt̪iko]
  • Hyphenation: sim‧pà‧ti‧co

Etymology 1[edit]

From simpatia (sympathy) +‎ -ico (-ic, -ical), ultimately from Ancient Greek σῠμπᾰ́θειᾰ (sumpátheia, sympathy, literally suffering together).

Adjective[edit]

simpatico (feminine singular simpatica, masculine plural simpatici, feminine plural simpatiche, superlative simpaticissimo)

  1. nice, pleasing, popular, cute, amusing, funny
    Synonyms: piacevole, gradevole, divertente
    Antonym: antipatico
  2. (of ink) sympathetic, invisible
    Synonym: invisibile
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Noun[edit]

simpatico m (plural simpatici, feminine simpatica)

  1. a nice, pleasing, popular, cute, amusing or funny person
    Antonym: antipatico
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek σῠμπᾰθῐκός (sumpathikós), adjectival form of σῠμπᾰ́θειᾰ (sumpátheia, sympathy, fellow feeling, literally suffering together).

Adjective[edit]

simpatico (feminine singular simpatica, masculine plural simpatici, feminine plural simpatiche)

  1. (anatomy) sympathetic
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Noun[edit]

simpatico m (plural simpatici)

  1. (anatomy) sympathetic nervous system, automatic nervous system
    Synonym: sistema nervoso simpatico

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