What Does Sympathy Mean?


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Hallie baker Profile
Hallie baker answered
To feel sorry or bad for something or someone. A good word to use.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Feeling sorry for somebody who has had bad times in there life and support that person who has had the bad times in there life.
Vikash Swaroop Profile
Vikash Swaroop answered
The word sympathy is used as a noun and whenever you are using the word you are conveying your feelings of being sorry for somebody with whom some unfortunate events have been occurred. Given below is a sentence that can help you if you want to use the word yourself: John has lost all his business because of the Gulf War and I really have feeling of sympathy for him. The sentence says that the professional life of John has been lost and the person who is making the statements is feeling sorry for him.

The word is also being used as apart of an idiom and the idiom 'in sympathy with something' is used to convey the idea of something happening because something else has happened. Given below is a sentence to make the meaning clear in this context: Share prices in the UK slipped in sympathy with the market in US.
Kimberly White Profile
Kimberly White answered
Sympathy is a relationship or an affinity between people or things in which whatever affects one correspondingly affects the other, Mutual understanding or affection arising from this relationship, The act or power of sharing the feelings of another, A feeling or an expression of pity or sorrow for the distress of another; compassion or commiseration. A feeling of loyalty;
anurag30 Chandrakar Profile
In other words  you can say that it is a type of mercy.Having feelings for some one near and is also a part of humanity
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
To feel what the other person is going through and to understand and feel sorry for them.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Comforting someone when something bad happened .

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