fellow-feeling


noun

  1. sympathetic feeling; sympathy: to have fellow feeling for the unfortunate.
  2. a sense of joint interest: to act out of fellow feeling to support one’s country.

noun

  1. mutual sympathy or friendship
  2. an opinion held in common
n.

1610s, an attempt to translate Latin compassio and Greek sympatheia. It yielded a back-formed verb, fellow-feel in 17c.

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