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Simpatico

[sim-PA-də-koh]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Italian and Spanish, 1860s

1.

(of a person) likable and easy to get along with.

2.

Having or characterized by shared attributes or interests; compatible.

Examples of Simpatico in a sentence

"The new manager is a pleasant, simpatico man."

"Their shared love of rock climbing began a happy simpatico relationship."

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About Simpatico

This word is credited with developing in both Italian and Spanish, most likely from each respective language’s word for sympathetic.

Did you Know?

Conventions are a perfect place to find simpatico people who share similar interests. Conventions usually have panels of experts and events corresponding to a specific interest, but there’s also plenty of time to mingle with fellow-minded folks. From Comic Cons to Book Cons, there’s a convention for everyone.

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