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1‘a sympathetic listener’
commiserating, commiserative, pitying, condoling, consoling, comforting, supportive, encouraging
compassionate, caring, concerned, solicitous, empathetic
considerate, kindly, kind, kind-hearted, soft-hearted, tender-hearted, warm, warm-hearted
2‘Rudy is the most sympathetic male character in the book’
likeable, pleasant, agreeable, congenial, friendly, genial, companionable, easy to get along with
3‘we got along well because I was sympathetic to his cause’
in favour of, in sympathy with, approving of, pro, on the side of, supportive of, supporting of, favourable, encouraging of
well disposed to, favourably disposed to, receptive to, responsive to
unsympathetic, indifferent, opposed
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