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sympathy

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1 sorrow or the capacity to feel sorrow for another's suffering or misfortune
  • Since losing her own brother, the nurse has had greater sympathy for families going through the same agony.
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attraction, affinity, sympathy mean the relationship existing between things or persons that are naturally or involuntarily drawn together. attraction implies the possession by one thing of a quality that pulls another to it.
    • felt an attraction to danger
affinity implies a susceptibility or predisposition on the part of the one drawn.
    • an affinity for mathematics
sympathy implies a reciprocal or natural relation between two things that are both susceptible to the same influence.
    • two minds in sympathy

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