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.
- Also em·path·ic [em-path-ik]. /ɛmˈpæθ ɪk/.
- em·pa·thet·i·cal·ly, em·path·i·cal·ly, adverb
- non·em·path·ic, adjective
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How to use empathetic in a sentence
What is essential, though, is being empathetic while doing so.Empathy is an underrated weapon in fighting vaccine skepticism | jakemeth | October 13, 2020 | Fortune
Odds are that they would return to the office chastened, and pull out all the stops to design more empathetic tech and fix these issues.
It starts in undergraduate education, where classes around the ethics of innovation, conscious capitalism, and empathetic tech should be made compulsory for any computer science student.
Campaigns and elections have always been about data—underneath the empathetic promises to fix your problems and fight for your family, it’s a business of metrics.The technology that powers the 2020 campaigns, explained | Tate Ryan-Mosley | September 28, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
The Washington Post’s branded content arm, WP BrandStudio, is striving to making sure that the projects that the team is working on are effective and empathetic during this unsure time.How the Washington Post is creating impact through socially minded branded content | Kayleigh Barber | August 26, 2020 | Digiday
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 | Kevin Fallon | January 5, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
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’ | Kevin Fallon | November 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Her claims of being “dead broke” or “not truly well off” sound almost as empathetic as Marie Antoinette telling folks to eat cake.
It has a lot to do with empathy and prejudice—the potential to avoid an escalating conflict through the ability to be empathetic.Motion Capture Maestro Andy Serkis on ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ and Revolutionizing Cinema | Marlow Stern | July 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Wagner, as irascible and cynical as he can be, is a subtly empathetic writer.
You can't lie to a trained empathetic because he can sense the real attitude behind the verbal lies.Sense of Obligation | Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
It enfolded his consciousness, tenderly, protectingly, empathetic.Riya's Foundling | Algirdas Jonas Budrys
You can't lie to a trained empathetic, because he can sense the real attitude behind the verbal lies.
The empathetic is always aware of this constant and silent surge, whether he makes the effort to understand it or not.
But he did feel the wave of emotion that welled from her, impinging directly on his empathetic sense.