follow Dictionary.com

Today's Word of the Day means...

empathetic

[em-puh-thet-ik] /ˌɛm pəˈθɛt ɪk/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or characterized by empathy:
a sensitive, empathetic school counselor.
Also, empathic
[em-path-ik] /ɛmˈpæθ ɪk/ (Show IPA)
.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; empath(y) + -etic
Related forms
empathetically, empathically, adverb
nonempathic, adjective
nonempathically, adverb
Can be confused
empathetic, sympathetic, simpatico.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples for empathically
  • Listening empathically and without judgment, and offering emotional support for non-work difficulties.
  • Watching violence dilutes our ability to respond empathically to others' pain.
  • Listening empathically and without judgment and offering emotional support for nonwork difficulties.
  • Foresees areas of difficulty in the session and responds empathically to patient or caregiver concerns.
Word Origin and History for empathically
empathetic
1932, in psychology, from empathy on model of sympathetic and to distinguish it from empathic. Related: Empathetically.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for empathetic

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for empathically

24
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with empathically