ADJ towards/toward n
The 'sympathetic' group
These adjectives indicate that someone has positive emotions towards someone or something, or that they behave in a way that is kind, generous or sensible. The verbs used with the adjective are be and, less frequently, feel. A wide range of adjectives are used with this pattern; the adjectives listed here are the ones which are most frequently used in this way.
affectionate charitable conciliatory considerate favourable friendly generous grateful helpful hospitable indulgent lenient loyal positive protective responsible sensitive sympathetic tolerant warm
I've always felt very affectionate towards Karen because she had a hard start in life.
He was more lenient towards women's weaknesses than he was towards those of men.
Men like to feel protective towards a woman.
Whilst people are usually sympathetic towards a disabled child, sympathy is absent in most people's treatment of adults with disabilities.