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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empathetic
1932, in psychology, from empathy on model of sympathetic and to distinguish it from empathic. Related: Empathetically.
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Example sentences
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.
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