Definitions

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  • adjective Lacking empathy.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ empathetic

Examples

  • In Sunday's New York Times story, a former dean of the University of Chicago Law School, Geoffrey Stone, recalls Mr. Obama often expressing concern that "democracy could be dangerous," since popular majorities may be "unempathetic" about "the concerns of outsiders and minorities."

    When It Comes to Judges, 'Pragmatic' Means Unprincipled

  • It was the Duke of Edinburgh, usually thought of as a megalith of frosted and unempathetic emotion, who said that if the boys wanted to walk behind their mother's coffin, he would be beside them.

    Prince William: how he has coped with a life in the spotlight

  • Here's an excerpt from the bookgroup. info review: "ANGEL is a tale of hubris (a word I feel she would have liked) except that Elizabeth Taylor is kind to her protagonist and, as well as presenting us with an arrogant, selfish and unempathetic Angel, she let us into her innermost hopes and dreams and what could have been written as a satirical, cautionary tale becomes humane and convincing."

    January 2008

  • Here's an excerpt from the bookgroup. info review: "ANGEL is a tale of hubris (a word I feel she would have liked) except that Elizabeth Taylor is kind to her protagonist and, as well as presenting us with an arrogant, selfish and unempathetic Angel, she let us into her innermost hopes and dreams and what could have been written as a satirical, cautionary tale becomes humane and convincing."

    Sunday salon: bookgroup.info

  • Now even the notoriously unempathetic Squill found himself hesitating.

    The Lives of Felix Gunderson

  • Here's an excerpt from the bookgroup. info review: "ANGEL is a tale of hubris (a word I feel she would have liked) except that Elizabeth Taylor is kind to her protagonist and, as well as presenting us with an arrogant, selfish and unempathetic Angel, she let us into her innermost hopes and dreams and what could have been written as a satirical, cautionary tale becomes humane and convincing."

    Sunday salon: bookgroup.info

  • The whole purpose of any statute of limitations is to be empathetic to defendants, and unempathetic to plaintiffs.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Obama Elaborates on “Empathy,” What He Wants in a Supreme Court Nominee:

  • And paradoxically, part of call center training is to teach people to be a paragon of empathy, in the face of people who are remarkably unempathetic.

    Your Call Is (Not That) Important to Us

  • I dated many cold, unempathetic men who reinforced the idea that I wasn't lovable, that I didn't deserve to have my emotional needs met.

    Disappointment and the Paradox of Change

  • A mother who is seeking nurturing and validation from her infant may trigger the development of NPD, as can a detached, unempathetic, or self-absorbed parent.

    Eight Little Dolls

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