1.Definition: (of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings
"The sympathetic characters in the play"
2.Definition: expressing or feeling or resulting from sympathy or compassion or friendly fellow feelings; disposed toward
"Sympathetic to the students' cause", "A sympathetic observer", "A sympathetic gesture"
3.Definition: having similar disposition and tastes
"With their many similar tastes, he found her a most sympathetic companion"
4.Definition: of or relating to the sympathetic nervous system
"Sympathetic neurons", "Sympathetic stimulation"
5.Definition: relating to vibrations that occur as a result of vibrations in a nearby body
6.Definition: showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity