A very close understanding between persons
Sympathetic, sad concern for someone in misfortune
An expression of sympathy, sense 1
I've received too much sympathy in the last few weeks.
His sympathy only made matters worse and she hiccupped.
He expressed sympathy for the bomb victims.
I realize in most ways Edith isn't deserving of too much sympathy, but I still think of her as a tragic figure.
"You look it," suggested the young man, in a voice made anxious by an ever-ready sympathy.