adjective Date: 1932 involving, eliciting, characterized by, or based on empathy • empathetically adverb

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  • empathetic — empathetically, empathically, adv. /em peuh thet ik/, adj. of, pertaining to, or characterized by empathy: a sensitive, empathetic school counselor. Also, empathic /em path ik/. [1930 35; EMPATH(Y) + ETIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • empathetic — empathy ► NOUN ▪ the ability to empathize. DERIVATIVES empathetic adjective empathic adjective. ORIGIN Greek empatheia, from pathos feeling …   English terms dictionary

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  • empathetic — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Cognizant of and comprehending the needs, feelings, problems, and views of others: empathic, feeling, sympathetic, understanding. See UNDERSTAND …   English dictionary for students

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