(of a person) responsive to and in harmony with their environment so that affect is appropriate to the given situation.
- ‘culturally syntonic’
- 1.1in combination (of a psychiatric condition or psychological process) consistent with other aspects of an individual's personality and belief system.
- ‘this phobia was ego-syntonic’
- 1.2 dated Relating to or denoting the lively and responsive type of temperament formerly considered liable to bipolar disorder.
Late 19th century from German Syntonie ‘state of being syntonic’ + -ic.
Are You Learning English? Here Are Our Top English Tips