[ em-puh-thet-ik ]
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  1. relating to or characterized by empathy, the psychological identification with the emotions, thoughts, or attitudes of others: One of the great strengths of the school is our sensitive, empathetic counseling staff.

Origin of empathetic

First recorded in 1930–35; empath(y) + -etic
  • Also em·path·ic [em-path-ik]. /ɛmˈpæθ ɪk/.

Other words from empathetic

  • em·pa·thet·i·cal·ly, em·path·i·cal·ly, adverb
  • non·em·path·ic, adjective

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