Associations to the word «Empathy»

Wiktionary

EMPATHY, noun. The intellectual identification of the thoughts, feelings, or state of another person
EMPATHY, noun. Capacity to understand another person's point of view or the result of such understanding
EMPATHY, noun. (parapsychology) (science fiction) a paranormal ability to psychically read another person's emotions
EMPATHY FATIGUE, noun. Emotional detachment brought about by prolonged emotional exposure.

Dictionary definition

EMPATHY, noun. Understanding and entering into another's feelings.

Wise words

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.