Definition of simpatico in English:

simpatico

adjective

  • 1(of a person) likeable and easy to get on with.

    ‘the inspector was a charming man, so simpatico’
    ‘an elegant, simpatico boy whom I often saw and talked to’
    • ‘But Shields manages to make whatever kind of monster he's playing simpatico and even to some extent tragic.’
    • ‘But music proved good therapy too, and she and Cafiso started looking around for simpatico band members in the hope that their album might eventually see the light of day.’
    • ‘She recites Woolf's suicide note from memory to a simpatico publisher she's dating.’
    • ‘He certainly gives the impression of being very well organised and has a good temperament - very simpatico, if you like - and normal.’
    • ‘George is obviously a simpatico friend, but can't resist subtly skewering his pals.’
    • ‘Fisher and the others are like studio session players for a country singer: simpatico but anonymous.’
    • ‘But once you have a simpatico Minister, it changes things from the top.’
    • ‘She has spawned a new kind of icon: the simpatico celebrity, rich and famous but also down-to-earth, approachable, real, willing to admit their flaws.’
    • ‘In this film, all the men except Gramp, McCrea's boss and Rogers' simpatico friend, are unevolved or uncaring.’
    • ‘That's the impression I got when I first started exploring the subject, about 15 years ago, and even my closest friends and simpatico colleagues thought I was bonkers to write a whole book about them.’
    • ‘Ultimately one has to wonder, if it hadn't been for gay men - and simpatico women such as Singer and Baeumler - would there ever have been a Mae West?’
    • ‘If you think your physician isn't open [to hearing about your dreams], first of all you might re-evaluate whether you want a more simpatico physician.’
    • ‘Indulging your passions and interests is another method of meeting simpatico folk.’
    pleasant, nice, friendly, agreeable, affable, amiable, genial, civil, personable, charming, popular, clubbable, good-natured, engaging, warm, pleasing, appealing, endearing, convivial, congenial, winning, delightful, enchanting, attractive, winsome, fetching, captivating, lovable, adorable, sweet
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    1. 1.1 Having or characterized by shared attributes or interests; compatible.
      ‘a simpatico relationship’
      • ‘The trick is to remember that each wine and each food is made up of many components and it's the simpatico relationship between all of these components that makes for a successful pairing.’
      • ‘The two obviously have a simpatico relationship and their working methods, however different they might be individually, complement one another in a seemingly natural manner.’
      • ‘He felt excited by his discoveries and wished there was someone simpatico whom he could share it with.’
      • ‘Chef Shotts' current position involves his love for working with chocolate and a simpatico relationship with The Guittard Chocolate Company.’
      • ‘So the fact that the two men might have similar political views, or a certain sort of simpatico relationship might work well commercially?’
      endearing, adorable, lovable, appealing, engaging, charming, enchanting, captivating, winsome, winning, attractive, lovely, nice, pleasant, delightful, angelic, sweet, darling
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Origin

Italian and Spanish.

Pronunciation

simpatico

/sɪmˈpatɪkəʊ/