- 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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Word Origin and History for non-empathic
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