Definition of sympathetically adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌsɪmpəˈθetɪkli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌsɪmpəˈθetɪkli//
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  1. 1in a way that shows kindness to somebody who is hurt or sad, and that shows that you understand and care about their problems to smile at somebody sympathetically The teacher listened sympathetically to the student’s problems.
  2. 2in a way that shows that you approve of somebody/something or that you share their views and are willing to support them We hope this application will be treated sympathetically.
  3. 3in a way that makes it easy to like somebody; in a pleasant way She was portrayed very sympathetically by the media.
  4. opposite unsympathetically