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Of, relating to, or characterized by empathy.


(ɛmˈpæθɪk) or


of or relating to empathy
emˈpathically, ˌempaˈthetically adv


(ɛmˈpæθ ɪk)

also em•pa•thet•ic

(ˌɛm pəˈθɛt ɪk)

pertaining to or showing empathy: an empathic response to another's suffering.
em•path′i•cal•ly, em`pa•thet′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.empathic - showing empathy or ready comprehension of others' states; "a sensitive and empathetic school counselor"
sympathetic - expressing or feeling or resulting from sympathy or compassion or friendly fellow feelings; disposed toward; "sympathetic to the students' cause"; "a sympathetic observer"; "a sympathetic gesture"


Cognizant of and comprehending the needs, feelings, problems, and views of others:


[ˌempəˈθetɪk] ADJcomprensivo, empático
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