empath

noun
em·​path | \ ˈem-ˌpath How to pronounce empath (audio) \

Definition of empath

: one who experiences the emotions of others : a person who has empathy for others Lucas didn't need to be an empath to understand that the twist to Jason's voice was fury, grief, and pain— K. M. Ruiz If you feel the Earth's pain before an earthquake or have a panic attack because someone near you is anxious, you might be an empath too.— Hannah Ewens

First Known Use of empath

1956, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for empath

from empath- (in empathy, empathetic), taken as an agent noun probably by analogy with telepath

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about empath

Dictionary Entries near empath

empanoply

emparadise

emparl

empath

empathetic

empathic

empathise

Statistics for empath

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for empath

The first known use of empath was in 1956

See more words from the same year

Comments on empath

What made you want to look up empath? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a wrong name or inappropriate designation

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Summer 2019 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a-bowl-of-peach-sorbet-with-cut-peaches-next-to-it
  • Which is a synonym of desideratum?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!