sympathetically

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From sympathetical +‎ -ly.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /sɪmpəˈθɛtɪk(ə)li/

Adverb[edit]

sympathetically (comparative more sympathetically, superlative most sympathetically)

  1. 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.
  2. In a manner which demonstrates a sharing in the feelings of others; compassionately.

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