Indifference and Sympathy


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Indifference noun – Lack of interest or concern.
Sympathy is an antonym for indifference in interest topic.
Nearby Words: indifferent, indifferently
Antonyms for Indifference


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Sympathy noun – Sorrow or the capacity to feel sorrow for another's suffering or misfortune.
Usage example: since losing her own brother to lung disease, the nurse has had greater sympathy for families going through the same agony

Indifference is an antonym for sympathy in topics: pity, shared feeling.
Nearby Words: sympathetic, sympathise, sympathetically, sympathizer, sympathiser
Antonyms for Sympathy
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How words are described

equal equal indifference equal sympathy
public public indifference public sympathy
massive massive indifference massive sympathy
extreme extreme indifference extreme sympathy
Other adjectives: great, widespread, general, apparent, mere, outright, immense, growing, surprising.

Both words in one sentence

  • Whether this character is treated with cynicism, sympathy, or indifference varies from show to show.
    Source: Yoko Oh No
  • Monster Sob Story They're still somewhat creepy, given they still look on humanity with cosmic indifference, but given an understanding of their motives makes it hard not to feel some sympathy for them.
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