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Love vs. Sympathy

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Main Difference

The main difference between Love and Sympathy is that the Love is a strong, positive emotion based on affection and Sympathy is a perception, understanding, and reaction to the distress or need of another human being

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  • Love (noun)

    Strong affection.

  • Love (noun)

    A profound and caring affection towards someone.

    "A mother’s love is not easily shaken."

    "My husband’s love is the most important thing in my life."

  • Love (noun)

    Affectionate, benevolent concern or care for other people or beings, and for their well-being.

  • Love (noun)

    A feeling of intense attraction towards someone.

    "I have never been in love as much as I have with you."

  • Love (noun)

    A person who is the object of romantic feelings; a darling, a sweetheart, a beloved.

  • Love (noun)

    A term of friendly address, regardless of feelings.

    "Hello love, how can I help you?"

  • Love (noun)

    A thing, activity{{,}} etc which is the object of one's deep liking or enthusiasm.

  • Love (noun)

    Sexual desire; attachment based on sexual attraction.

  • Love (noun)

    Sexual activity.

  • Love (noun)

    An instance or episode of being in love; a love affair.

  • Love (noun)

    Used as the closing, before the signature, of a letter, especially between good friends or family members, or by the young.

  • Love (noun)

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  • Love (noun)

    A thin silk material.

  • Love (noun)

    A climbing plant, Clematis vitalba''.

  • Love (noun)

    Zero, no score.

    "So that’s fifteen-love to Kournikova."

  • Love (verb)

    To have a strong affection for (someone or something).

    "I love my spouse."

    "I love you!"

  • Love (verb)

    To need, thrive on.

    "Mold loves moist, dark places."

  • Love (verb)

    To be strongly inclined towards something; an emphatic form of like.

    "I love walking barefoot on wet grass;"

    "I'd love to join the team;"

    "I love what you've done with your hair"

  • Love (verb)

    To care deeply about, to be dedicated to (someone or something).

  • Love (verb)

    To derive delight from a fact or situation.

    "I love the fact that the coffee shop now offers fat-free chai latte."

  • Love (verb)

    To lust for.

  • Love (verb)

    To have sex with, (perhaps from make love.)

    "I wish I could love her all night long."

  • Love (verb)

    To praise; commend.

  • Love (verb)

    To praise as of value; prize; set a price on.

  • Sympathy (noun)

    A feeling of pity or sorrow for the suffering or distress of another; compassion.

  • Sympathy (noun)

    The ability to share the feelings of another.

  • Sympathy (noun)

    A mutual relationship between people or things such that they are correspondingly affected by any condition.

  • Sympathy (noun)

    Tendency towards or approval of the aims of a movement.

    "Many people in Hollywood were blacklisted merely because they were suspected of Communist sympathies."

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  • Love (noun)

    A feeling of strong attachment induced by that which delights or commands admiration; preëminent kindness or devotion to another; affection; tenderness; as, the love of brothers and sisters.

  • Love (noun)

    Especially, devoted attachment to, or tender or passionate affection for, one of the opposite sex.

  • Love (noun)

    Courtship; - chiefly in the phrase to make love, i. e., to court, to woo, to solicit union in marriage.

  • Love (noun)

    Affection; kind feeling; friendship; strong liking or desire; fondness; good will; - opposed to hate; often with of and an object.

  • Love (noun)

    Due gratitude and reverence to God.

  • Love (noun)

    The object of affection; - often employed in endearing address; as, he held his love in his arms; his greatest love was reading.

  • Love (noun)

    Cupid, the god of love; sometimes, Venus.

  • Love (noun)

    A thin silk stuff.

  • Love (noun)

    A climbing species of Clematis (Clematis Vitalba).

  • Love (noun)

    Nothing; no points scored on one side; - used in counting score at tennis, etc.

  • Love (noun)

    Sexual intercourse; - a euphemism.

  • Love

    To have a feeling of love for; to regard with affection or good will; as, to love one's children and friends; to love one's country; to love one's God.

  • Love

    To regard with passionate and devoted affection, as that of one sex for the other.

  • Love (verb)

    To have the feeling of love; to be in love.

  • Sympathy (noun)

    Feeling corresponding to that which another feels; the quality of being affected by the affection of another, with feelings correspondent in kind, if not in degree; fellow-feeling.

  • Sympathy (noun)

    An agreement of affections or inclinations, or a conformity of natural temperament, which causes persons to be pleased, or in accord, with one another; as, there is perfect sympathy between them.

  • Sympathy (noun)

    Kindness of feeling toward one who suffers; pity; commiseration; compassion.

  • Sympathy (noun)

    The reciprocal influence exercised by organs or parts on one another, as shown in the effects of a diseased condition of one part on another part or organ, as in the vomiting produced by a tumor of the brain.

  • Sympathy (noun)

    A tendency of inanimate things to unite, or to act on each other; as, the sympathy between the loadstone and iron.

  • Sympathy (noun)

    Similarity of function, use office, or the like.

Webster Dictionary
  • Love (noun)

    any object of warm affection or devotion;

    "the theater was her first love"

    "he has a passion for cock fighting"

  • Love (noun)

    a beloved person; used as terms of endearment

  • Love (noun)

    a deep feeling of sexual desire and attraction;

    "their love left them indifferent to their surroundings"

    "she was his first love"

  • Love (noun)

    a score of zero in tennis or squash;

    "it was 40 love"

  • Love (noun)

    sexual activities (often including sexual intercourse) between two people;

    "his lovemaking disgusted her"

    "he hadn't had any love in months"

    "he has a very complicated love life"

  • Love (verb)

    have a great affection or liking for;

    "I love French food"

    "She loves her boss and works hard for him"

  • Love (verb)

    get pleasure from;

    "I love cooking"

  • Love (verb)

    be enamored or in love with;

    "She loves her husband deeply"

  • Sympathy (noun)

    sharing the feelings of others (especially feelings of sorrow or anguish)

  • Sympathy (noun)

    a relation of affinity or harmony between people; whatever affects one correspondingly affects the other;

    "the two of them were in close sympathy"

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