em·​pa·​thet·​ic ˌem-pə-ˈthe-tik How to pronounce empathetic (audio)
: involving, characterized by, or based on empathy
empathetically adverb

Examples of empathetic in a Sentence

an empathetic social worker who soon realized that the single mother was at her breaking point
Recent Examples on the Web Stephens is deeply independent and emotionally unavailable due to his workaholism, while Adam is endlessly charming, empathetic, and at his worst, needy. Joe Otterson, Variety, 14 May 2024 Dana Taylor: Many consider Alphas to likely be more resilient, empathetic, innovative, and solutions driven than other generations. Dana Taylor, USA TODAY, 10 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for empathetic 

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Word History

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of empathetic was in 1912

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“Empathetic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/empathetic. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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