Meaning of empathetic in English:


Pronunciation /ɛmpəˈθɛtɪk/

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  • Showing an ability to understand and share the feelings of another.

    ‘she's compassionate and empathetic towards her daughter’
    • ‘I have been touched by the empathetic response to my bad luck’
    • ‘Yes, we can be selfish but we are also highly empathetic and supportive.’
    • ‘We can't increase their pay or decrease their time away from home, but we can be empathetic and caring supervisors.’
    • ‘But they could not be empathetic, they just couldn't understand because it had not happened to them.’
    • ‘By humanizing his characters, he brings us to an empathetic understanding of what might have brought them to where they are now.’
    • ‘The trouble with being a fairly empathetic person is that makes it hard to say no to anyone in pain.’
    • ‘I changed hospitals as part of my rotation and worked with an unusually empathetic consultant.’
    • ‘Antoine's immaturity is laid bare, but in a surprisingly nuanced and empathetic manner.’
    • ‘He launched into a sensitive, empathetic account of Mekas's early life and his exile from Lithuania.’
    • ‘I am a firm believer in teaching children to be empathetic with others.’
    • ‘Trial attorneys know that some jurors are more empathetic than others.’