Simpatico

Simpatico

simˈpadəˌkō

Adjective

  • (Of a person) Likable and easy to get along with.
  • Having or characterized by shared attributes or interests; compatible.

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Example Sentences

“Our new manager is a pleasant, simpatico guy.”

“I developed a simpatico relationship with my neighbor when we saw each other at the climbing gym.”

“Mariko is so simpatico that everyone wants to be her friend.”

Word Origin

Italian and Spanish, mid-19th century

Why this word?

This word is credited with developing in both Italian and Spanish, most likely from each language’s word for “sympathetic.” A simpatico person can be simply likable, but a more specific usage relates to compatibility. Your simpatico friend has shared interests — perhaps you met at a Comic-Con and bonded over your love of early Star Trek memorabilia. They could be curmudgeonly, but as long as you have that shared bond, they are still considered simpatico.

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