Meaning of empath in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɛmpaθ/


  • (chiefly in science fiction) a person with the paranormal ability to perceive the mental or emotional state of another individual.

    ‘She didn't need to be a telepath or an empath to know that.’
    • ‘Kai, I don't need to be an empath to read your thoughts right now.’
    • ‘I don't have telepathic skills I'm not even an empath.’
    • ‘Egewe had discerned that a part of the reason for this was that Kjarian did not entirely trust the empath, and so he was largely emotionally guarded when within his presence.’
    • ‘Barathor was an empath, he could feel others emotions but most specifically pain.’
    • ‘‘I don't have to be an empath to know what you're thinking,’ Efia said serenely, looking backward once or twice.’
    • ‘Yes, you are an empath, but I wonder if you supposed the full extent of my hatred for you.’
    • ‘I may not be an empath as you are, brother, but I know you.’
    • ‘As an empath, she could feel another's concentration, feel another's worry, and another's confidence.’
    • ‘But being an empath carried its own curse; grief and despair were constantly bombarding him from all sides.’
    • ‘It was impossible to make an empath think you were having fun if you really weren't, and the last thing he wanted to do was hurt her feelings after all.’
    • ‘I don't have to be an empath to see how much he likes her - can't tell what he sees in her, but it's probably not my business.’
    • ‘He didn't want her worrying about his past, but it was hard to hide what you felt from an empath.’
    • ‘It doesn't take an empath or psychologist to know that he's thinking hard.’