Predilection vs Sympathy - What's the difference?
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Predilection is a related term of sympathy.
As nouns the difference between predilection and sympathy
is that predilection
is predilection while sympathy
is a feeling of pity or sorrow for the suffering or distress of another; compassion.
Condition of favoring or liking; tendency towards; proclivity; predisposition.
* 1987 , Edwin M. Yoder Jr., "Lewis Powell a Fine Sense of Balance," Washington Post , 29 Jun.,
* 2000 , Terry McCarthy, "Lost Generation," Time Asia , 23 Oct.,
- But for him the first rule of judging was to set aside personal predilection and vote the law and the facts.
* 2001 , Marina Cantacuzino, "On deadly ground," The Guardian , 13 Mar.,
- ... youth’s predilection for revolt.
- Wilson doesn’t see any inconsistency between his socialism and his predilection for the high life.
A feeling of pity or sorrow for the suffering or distress of another; compassion.
The ability to share the feelings of another.
A mutual relationship between people or things such that they are correspondingly affected by any condition.
* 1997 , Chris Horrocks, Introducing Foucault'', page 67, ''The Renaissance Episteme (Totem Books, Icon Books; ISBN 1840460865)
Tendency towards or approval of the aims of a movement.
- 'Sympathy' likened anything to anything else in universal attraction, e.g. the fate of men to the course of the planets.
* Used similarly to empathy, interchangeably in looser usage. In stricter usage, (term) is stronger and more intimate, while sympathy is weaker and more distant; see .
* contempt (context-dependent)
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