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empathetic

[ em-puh-thet-ik ]
/ ˌɛm pəˈθɛt ɪk /
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adjective

of, relating to, or characterized by empathy, the psychological identification with the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of others: a sensitive, empathetic school counselor.

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Also em·path·ic [em-path-ik]. /ɛmˈpæθ ɪk/.

Origin of empathetic

First recorded in 1930–35; empath(y) + -etic

OTHER WORDS FROM empathetic

em·pa·thet·i·cal·ly, em·path·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·em·path·ic, adjectivenon·em·path·i·cal·ly, adverb

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH empathetic

empathetic , sympathetic, simpatico
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