Definition of simpatico in US English:



  • 1(of a person) likable and easy to get along with.

    • ‘George is obviously a simpatico friend, but can't resist subtly skewering his pals.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He certainly gives the impression of being very well organised and has a good temperament - very simpatico, if you like - and normal.’
    • ‘Indulging your passions and interests is another method of meeting simpatico folk.’
    • ‘But once you have a simpatico Minister, it changes things from the top.’
    • ‘In this film, all the men except Gramp, McCrea's boss and Rogers' simpatico friend, are unevolved or uncaring.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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?’
    • ‘She recites Woolf's suicide note from memory to a simpatico publisher she's dating.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘But Shields manages to make whatever kind of monster he's playing simpatico and even to some extent tragic.’
    • ‘Fisher and the others are like studio session players for a country singer: simpatico but anonymous.’
    • ‘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.’
    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’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘So the fact that the two men might have similar political views, or a certain sort of simpatico relationship might work well commercially?’
      • ‘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.’
      endearing, adorable, lovable, appealing, engaging, charming, enchanting, captivating, winsome, winning, attractive, lovely, nice, pleasant, delightful, angelic, sweet, darling
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Italian and Spanish.