Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Empathic.

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

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  • adjective showing empathy or ready comprehension of others' states

Etymologies

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

Examples

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  • Counselor/therapists -- do you prefer empathetic? or empathic? All I hear is Em Pathetic.

    June 28, 2008

  • чуткий

    August 17, 2011