sympathetic/ ˌsɪm pəˈθɛt ɪk /
1. Characterized by or full of sympathy; compassionate.2. Pertaining to a friendship or understanding; congenial.3. Looking upon something favorably.Uses of SympatheticHe was sympathetic towards small animals.She found the man a sympathetic conversation partner.The scientist is sympathetic to the new project.
The word sympathetic comes to English from the New Latin word sympathēticus, as well as the Greek sympathētikós. It was first recorded in English use around 1640.