1. feelings of pity and sorrow for someone else's misfortune;
'they had great sympathy for the flood victims'
2. understanding between people; common feeling.
'the special sympathy between the two boys was obvious to all'
the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.
sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others.
'the victims should be treated with compassion'
(as given by google)