adjective Date: 1909 empatheticempathically adverb

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  • empathic — [em path′ik] adj. EMPATHETIC empathically adv. * * * em·path·ic (ĕm păthʹĭk) adj. Of, relating to, or characterized by empathy. * * * …   Universalium

  • empathic — 1909, from EMPATHY (Cf. empathy) + IC (Cf. ic). Related: Empathically …   Etymology dictionary

  • empathic — [em path′ik] adj. EMPATHETIC empathically adv …   English World dictionary

  • empathic — em•path•ic [[t]ɛmˈpæθ ɪk[/t]] also em•pa•thet•ic [[t]ˌɛm pəˈθɛt ɪk[/t]] adj. cvb pertaining to or showing empathy: an empathic response to another s suffering[/ex] • Etymology: 1930–35 em•path′i•cal•ly, em pa•thet′i•cal•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

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

  • empathic — adjective Showing or expressing empathy. Syn: empathetic Ant: apathetic …   Wiktionary

  • empathic — Relating to or marked by empathy. * * * em·path·ic em path ik, im adj involving, characterized by, or based on empathy em·path·i·cal·ly i k(ə )lē adv …   Medical dictionary

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

  • empathic — adj. characterized by empathy, characterized by vicarious emotion, understanding, sympathetic …   English contemporary dictionary

  • empathic — em·path·ic …   English syllables

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