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

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Nathaniel Hawthorne