from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Empathic.

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  • adj. Showing empathy for others, and recognizing their feelings etc; empathic

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. showing empathy or ready comprehension of others' states


Derived from empathic, with an -et added before the suffix to sound more similar to sympathetic (Wiktionary)



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