From sympathetical + -ly.
sympathetically (comparative more sympathetically, superlative most sympathetically)
- Owing to or showing evidence of "sympathy", or affinity; happening through or demonstrating correspondences, whether occult or physiological.
- 1851, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick:
- I feel sure that here before me were assembled those, in whose unhealing hearts the sight of those bleak tablets sympathetically caused the old wounds to bleed afresh.
- In a manner which demonstrates a sharing in the feelings of others; compassionately.
demonstrating a sharing in the feelings of others