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An understanding of another persons feelings....
Carla looked at Henry and felt empathetic for him because he was unemployed with a family of five.

"I feel so bad for Henry and his family, I know how he must feel"
by yosmah August 30, 2009
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Being able to relate and understand other individuals.
The seasoned child soldier was empathetic towards the wearied commander.
by VossiferLori April 26, 2019
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Contrary to those "other" dictionaries, I argue that empathetic is when you really suck at being empathic.
I used to think Jackie was pretty good at validating how I feel, but over time I've come to realize that she's just empathetic.
by Taigitsune January 03, 2008
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