Definition of Empathy

1. Noun. Understanding and entering into another's feelings.

Generic synonyms: Fellow Feeling, Sympathy
Derivative terms: Empathetic, Empathise, Empathize



Definition of Empathy

1. Noun. the intellectual identification of the thoughts, feelings, or state of another person ¹

2. Noun. capacity to understand another person's point of view or the result of such understanding ¹

3. Noun. (parapsychology science fiction) a paranormal ability to psychically read another person's emotions ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Empathy

1. imaginative identification with another's thoughts and feelings [n -THIES] : EMPATHIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Empathy

1. An individual's objective and insightful awareness of the feelings and behaviour of another person. It should be distinguished from sympathy, which is usually nonobjective and noncritical. It includes caring, which is the demonstration of an awareness of and a concern for the good of others. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Empathy

empathised
empathiser
empathisers
empathises
empathising
empathize
empathized
empathizer
empathizers
empathizes
empathizing
empathogen
empathogenic
empathogens
empaths
empathy (current term)
empathy fatigue
empatron
empatrons
empawn
empawned
empawning
empawns
empayre
empayred
empayres
empayring
empeach
empeached
empeaches

Literary usage of Empathy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Psychology: A Study of Mental Life by Robert Sessions Woodworth (1921)
"empathy There is still another possible way in which play may gratify ... Perhaps because of empathy, the " feeling oneself into " the object contemplated. ..."

2. Child Protective Services: A Guide for Caseworkers by Diane Depanfilis (1995)
"empathy is a process of attempting to experience another's world and then communicate ... The focus in empathy is on tuning in to the client's feelings and ..."

3. Motivational Enhancement Therapy Manual: A Clinical Research Guide for by William R. Miller (1994)
"The therapeutic skill of accurate empathy (sometimes also called active listening, reflection, ... empathy is commonly thought of as "feeling with" people, ..."

4. The ├Žsthetic Attitude by Herbert Sidney Langfeld (1920)
"DESCRIPTION OF empathy BY ART CRITICS In the writings of artists one finds many references to empathic responses. In fact, their descriptions are very ..."

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