simpatico

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See also: simpático

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian simpatico or 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.
    • 2019 June 8, Kitty Empire, “Madonna: Madame X review – a splendidly bizarre return to form”, in The Guardian[1]:
      Colombia is a red herring, however. The songs that became Madame X actually came together during Madonna’s two years in Portugal, where she decamped in 2017 when her son David enrolled in Benfica’s football academy. Madonna absorbed the local sounds with more of a mature, simpatico rather than asset-stripping eye.

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /simˈpa.ti.ko/
  • Rhymes: -atiko
  • 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 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 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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