1 ~ (to/towards/with sb) feeling, showing or resulting fromsympathy 同情的; 表示同情的; 出于同情的
*a sympatheticlook, smile, remark 表示同情的目光、笑容、言语
* feel sympathetic towards sb who is suffering 对遭到不幸的某人十分同情
* He was enormously sympathetic when my father died. 我父亲去世时他深为同情.
2 likeable 可爱的; 讨人喜欢的
*a sympathetic character, ie person 一个讨人喜欢的人
* I don't find her very sympathetic. 我觉得她不太讨人喜欢.
3 [pred 作表语] ~ (to sth/sb) showing favour or approval 表示好感或赞同
*We asked for her support in the election, but she wasn't sympathetic (to our request). 我们请求她在选举中给予支持, 但她（对我们的请求）无动于衷.
caring and feeling sorry about someone's problems
a sympathetic friend
a sympathetic attitude
I'm sympathetic to parents who are worried about what their children see on television.
We hope always to provide a friendly sympathetic ear (=someone willing to listen to someone else's problems) .
[not before noun]
willing to give approval and support to an aim or plan
Senator Capp is very sympathetic to environmental issues.
literary someone in a book, play etc who most people like
providing the right conditions for someone
a sympathetic environment
1. The manager was sympathetic, but he could do nothing. 经理深表同情，但却无能为力。
2. He smiled at everyone and rushed in and out the sorry little homes with grace, making sympathetic remarks at the disrepair that was pointed out to him. 他向每个人报以微笑，很有风度地出入于那些又小又破的住房。有人向他指出失修之处，他都要讲几句同情的话。
3. I feel sympathetic towards the people suffered from the war. 我对遭受战争之苦的人民深表同情。
4. In 95 percent of the cases a sympathetic, reasonable decision can be made after appropriate discussion. 有95%的病例，在恰当磋商之后，都能做出人道而合理的决定。