empathetic empathetic  /ˌɛm pə ˈθɛ tɪk/


  • (adj) showing empathy or ready comprehension of others' states


  1. I always wonder how you can be so empathetic with the chimps.
  2. Rain From Nowhere is about a farmer on the brink of ruin who receives an empathetic letter from his father.


  • Watch four patient advocates try to resolve gaps in patient engagement

    Some people bristle at descriptions of patients as “consumers,” as if patients want to be in a hospital. Physicians need to be trained to be more empathetic and do a better job of reading and responding to their patients’ emotional cues. These were just a couple of the insights exchanged among a panel of patient [...]
    on June 8, 2013     Source: MedCity News


  1. "The Cubans were empathetic [sic], and I believe them, that Fidel does not have cancer and that the illness he does have is not terminal," Delahunt told the Times after returning to Washington.
    on Dec 18, 2006 By: William Delahunt Source: News24

  2. "I think that people are very empathetic with the circumstances of the farmers in the area and I think that people throughout that logistical supply chain will be very, very genuine in trying to make sure that (this) nation and, particularly, those...
    on Apr 19, 2007 By: Mark Vaile Source: The West Australian

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