Tuesday, November 29, 2005


Meaning: Derisive concern shown by apparently physically fit people towards someone in bad shape
Usage: Though the jocks expressed their gympathy at the middle-aged woman, no one offered her a hand to carry her groceries
Pronunciation : Gym + pathy
Root: Gym + Sympathy
Related word : Slimpathy
Meaning: Real concern about someone who has apparently lost weight
Usage: Turning a blind eye to the beer bellies, moms often express slimpathy when seeing their sons after a long time