- of, relating to, or characterized by empathy, the psychological identification with the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of others: a sensitive, empathetic school counselor.
Also em·path·ic [em-path-ik] /ɛmˈpæθ ɪk/.
Origin of empathetic
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Examples from the Web for empathetic
There was the empathetic way she dealt with the revelation that Mrs. Baxter is a former criminal.‘Downton Abbey’ Review: A Fire, Some Sex, and Sad, Sad Edith
January 5, 2015
In the books there was always something a little sad and empathetic about him.Team Peeta or Team Gale: Why the ‘Hunger Games’ Love Triangle Ruins ‘Mockingjay – Part 1’
November 28, 2014
Her claims of being “dead broke” or “not truly well off” sound almost as empathetic as Marie Antoinette telling folks to eat cake.Stock Market America and the Rest of Us
July 10, 2014
It has a lot to do with empathy and prejudice—the potential to avoid an escalating conflict through the ability to be empathetic.
I think to do impersonations you need to be sort of empathetic.Steve Coogan Makes His Bid For Some Serious, Dramatic Roles
November 29, 2013
What in blazes is an empathetic—and how do you recognize it when you have found it?
A dead man had taught him how to train his empathetic sense, and to trust it.
Ihjel had helped him train his empathetic sense and he reached out with it.
It enfolded his consciousness, tenderly, protectingly, empathetic.Riya's Foundling
Algirdas Jonas Budrys
The empathetic is always aware of this constant and silent surge, whether he makes the effort to understand it or not.
Word Origin and History for empathetic
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