empathetic

[em-puh-thet-ik]
adjective
of, pertaining to, or characterized by empathy: a sensitive, empathetic school counselor.
Also, empathic [em-path-ik] .


Origin:
1930–35; empath(y) + -etic

empathetically, empathically, adverb
nonempathic, adjective
nonempathically, adverb

empathetic, sympathetic, simpatico.
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empathic or empathetic (ɛmˈpæθɪk, ˌɛmpəˈθɛtɪk)
 
adj
of or relating to empathy
 
empathetic or empathetic
 
adj
 
empathically or empathetic
 
adv
 
empathetically or empathetic
 
adv

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Word Origin & History

empathetic
1932, in psychology, from empathy on model of sympathetic and to distinguish it from empathic. Related: Empathetically.
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Example sentences
Handle each administrative problem objectively and empathetically without
  discrimination.
Practice listening empathetically and nondefensively.
Handles each administrative problem objectively and empathetically, without
  discrimination.
Listening unhurriedly, responsively, and empathetically will enhance your
  personal image with students.
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