Translation of sympathy in Spanish:
noun plural -thies
- 1 1.1 uncountable (pity) sympathy (
forsomebody/something)the unemployed need more than sympathyI have some sympathy for the way she's been treatedlos desocupados necesitan algo más que compasión or lástimaen cierto modo la compadezco por la manera como la han tratadoExample sentences1.2 (condolences) (often plural) please accept this expression of our deepest sympathy o sympathies
you have my deepest sympathyle rogamos acepte nuestro más sentido pésame or nuestras más sinceras condolencias [formal]a letter of sympathylo acompaño en el sentimientowe called to offer our sympathies to his widowuna carta de pésamefuimos a darle el pésame or [formal] a expresarle nuestras condolencias a la viudaExample sentences
- From this side of the water, one can have some sympathy with that frustration.
- I have considerable sympathy with Mr S on this aspect of the case.
- I have absolute sympathy with the friends and families of anyone that's suffered in anything like this.
- Our sympathies and condolences go to the victims of this incident and the people of London.
- Our condolences and sympathies go to the families of the Hon John Falloon and Jack Luxton.
- In this case, one's sympathies go out to the performers who have a living to earn.
- 2 2.1 uncountable (support, approval) See examples:I was in/out of sympathy with the majorityto come out in sympathy with somebody (go on strike to support)estaba/no estaba de acuerdo con la mayoríadeclararse en huelga en solidaridad con alguien(before noun) (strike/action)2.2de solidaridadalso: sympathies plural(loyalty, leanings)his sympathies lay with the strikerssimpatías (feminine plural)Republican/left-wing sympathiessus simpatías estaban con los huelguistastendencias (feminine plural) republicanas/izquierdistasExample sentences
- The Duke of Windsor - for years held up as a romantic figure who abdicated for love - shared those sympathies.
- He also supports Glasgow Rangers, while he's also got Chelsea sympathies.
- In both, secessionist sympathies are much wider than support for terrorism and have a much longer history.
- However, such a claim is unlikely to attract judicial sympathy for two reasons.
- Keegan deserves a moment of sympathy for his honest comments, but not much more than a moment.
- An opinion poll last week showed there is widespread sympathy for the strikes.
- 3 uncountable 3.1 (affinity, understanding) there was some sympathy between them3.2 (empathy, harmony) See examples: a profound sympathy with naturehabía una cierta afinidad entre elloshe yawned in sympathyuna profunda empatía or armonía con la naturalezacoal prices fell in sympathy with oilse le contagió el bostezoel precio del carbón cayó siguiendo la tendencia establecida por el precio del petróleoExample sentences
- Understanding begins with sympathy - recognition of the shared human condition.
- To receive, you must give, and not just in words and gestures but in true sympathy, understanding and commitment.
- He feels that he is receiving less than his share and that there is no one on whom he can rely for sympathy and understanding.
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