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sympathetic

adjective

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2 having or marked by sympathy and consideration for others
  • a sympathetic store manager who let us use the telephone
  • sympathetic letters from supporters after the disappointing verdict

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The first known use of sympathetic was in 1644

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“Sympathetic.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sympathetic. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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