fellow feeling

fellow feeling
sharing the feelings of others (especially feelings of sorrow or anguish) (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑sympathy
Derivationally related forms: ↑sympathetic (for: ↑sympathy), ↑sympathize (for: ↑sympathy)
Hypernyms: ↑feeling

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noun [noncount]
: a feeling of shared interest or understanding

There's a sense of sympathy and fellow feeling among members of the group.

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ˌfellow ˈfeeling [fellow feeling] noun uncountable, countable
a feeling of sympathy for sb because you have shared similar experiences

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