empathetic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from empathic, with an -et added before the suffix to sound more similar to sympathetic

Adjective[edit]

empathetic (comparative more empathetic, superlative most empathetic)

  1. Showing empathy for others, and recognizing their feelings etc; empathic

Usage notes[edit]

  • Empathetic is a newer, less proper synonym of empathic.