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em′pa·thet′i·cal·ly adv.
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Adj.1.empathetic - 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"
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Cognizant of and comprehending the needs, feelings, problems, and views of others:
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New Delhi [India], Oct 31 ( ANI ): Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) director Bhupendra Kainthola on Wednesday expressed gratitude to Anupam Kher for always having an empathetic ear to the concerns and issues surrounding the institute.
With "Blue" you feel every exultation and heartbreak of the film's main character, in a fashion that, rather than being as voyeuristic as the scandal-seekers would imply, is supremely empathetic.
Mr Power added: "We seek carers with empathetic instincts."
She portrays the parents as empathetic to their daughter's plight, and captures the toddlers' exuberance in her voice.
Her paintings showed empathetic understanding of the human condition and often contained elaborate mechanical devices and instruments of science meant to improve it.
We then see further sad-sack images of Steve (hanging freshly painted hubcaps up to dry from his daughters' now untouched swing set, for example), documenting his crisis in a seemingly empathetic way; but there's also an underlying sense of menace though the pictures themselves provide no answers.
Glaves is a talented writer and if his strong, empathetic characterization can cross the gender line, his lyrical prose could carry his stories to the next level.
The author's empathetic portrayal of the Civil War vet is soured by his pissing on the Vietnam vet, who is depicted as a softie and a whiner.
In addition to this the book provides the most detailed reconstruction now available of the biography of Jacob Hutter and of the emergence of the Hutterite movement in the south Tyrol, as well as an empathetic depiction of the Hutterite martyrdoms at the hands of the Habsburg government.
As a Norwegian, Sundt could simultaneously be critical and empathetic toward both the landowning and cotter classes.
Actor Sonam Kapoor Ahuja took to Twitter to urge everyone to be liberal, empathetic and tolerant.