adjective \ˌem-pə-ˈthe-tik\

Definition of EMPATHETIC

:  involving, characterized by, or based on empathy
em·pa·thet·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of EMPATHETIC

  1. <an empathetic social worker who soon realized that the single mother was at her breaking point>

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