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Date: 1900-2000
Language: Greek
Origin: empatheia, from pathos 'suffering, feeling'

empathy

noun
     
em‧pa‧thy [uncountable]
the ability to understand other people's feelings and problems [↪ sympathy]
empathy with/for
She had great empathy with people.
empathetic also empathic adjective

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