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Princeton's WordNet

  1. empathic, empatheticadjective

    showing empathy or ready comprehension of others' states

    "a sensitive and empathetic school counselor"


  1. empatheticadjective

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


  1. Empathetic

    Empathy is the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within their frame of reference, that is, the capacity to place oneself in another's position. Definitions of empathy encompass a broad range of social, cognitive, and emotional processes primarily concerned with understanding others (and others' emotions in particular). Types of empathy include cognitive empathy, emotional (or affective) empathy, somatic empathy, and spiritual empathy.


  1. empathetic

    Empathetic refers to the ability or act of understanding, being aware of, and sharing the feelings and emotions of another person. It involves seeing things from another person's perspective or experiencing their emotions as if they were one's own. Being empathetic includes recognizing the emotions others are feeling and responding to them appropriately.

Editors Contribution

  1. empathetic

    The ability and quality of showing empathy.

    They were very empathetic to each other and united to change easily what causes the current perception.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 25, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of empathetic in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of empathetic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of empathetic in a Sentence

  1. Frank Gabrin:

    I now believe that compassion fatigue is a misnomer and that the real name for this condition should be empathetic overload, i also believe that compassion fatigue and burnout need never occur, and if they do, there is a clear path back to solid emotional health. I believe that I have found the path that will quickly bring us all back from burnout and I am extremely passionate about sharing what I have learned with all of you.

  2. Nancy Pelosi:

    There's no one more empathetic than Joe Biden, there's no one who cares more. We're so blessed that he's president at this time because we do have to build America better and that's what he is doing.

  3. Michael Coren:

    It's not being woke to say no, that's not acceptable anymore, this is simply being sensible, courteous and empathetic.

  4. Peter Levine:

    Trauma is not what happens to us, but what we hold inside in the absence of an empathetic witness.

  5. Nicholas Dagen Bloom:

    As she has met the people, there is probably an empathetic dimension to it, she is someone who strikes me as empathetic on this.

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