Definition of 'empathy'
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She had great empathy with horses and an understanding of what she was asking them to do. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He was booked for showing frustration, which showed a lack of understanding and maybe empathy. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Somehow moving to a place of empathy and understanding with each other, that’s what is going to save us. Smithsonian Insider (2017)It's that lack of understanding and empathy with each other as big power players that is a risk to us all at the moment. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Perhaps a bit like Stockholm syndrome, where hostages feel empathy and love towards their captors. The Sun (2016)Does a referee have to have a little bit more empathy because you have guys who are out on a Tuesday and Thursday and enjoy their rugby. Times, Sunday Times (2017)We have a great gift for empathy. Times, Sunday Times (2009)That warmth of true empathy makes us feel less alone. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Who displays empathy when others share struggles? Christianity Today (2000)Yet he has little empathy with his characters or their times. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The denial of empathy benefits no one. Love, Medicine and Miracles (1990)My dad was a very tolerant man and had great empathy with people. The Sun (2014)It is impossible not to feel intense empathy with these athletes. Times, Sunday Times (2012)His empathy is one of his advantages. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He had a great empathy with horses and was a people person as well. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But one can take empathy too far. Times, Sunday Times (2008)As human beings we are supposed to be caring and to feel empathy for one another. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The lack of empathy we feel for the rest of the cast is the cost of the uncompromising execution of the idea. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This is a generation fast losing its ability to show empathy, goes the argument. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We see similar behaviour in chimpanzees and elephants Emotional empathy is not exclusive to humans. The Sun (2016)So why does he have such little empathy for Trott? Times, Sunday Times (2014)She has loads of friends - empathy and understanding come naturally to her. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He has little "empathy"; he makes demands. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)And a little empathy wouldn't go amiss. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I hope people the country over watch this and feel some empathy. The Sun (2008)He has an effortless empathy; an understanding earned by one who has walked a long way in their shoes. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Still less that I would think he was displaying empathy and emotional intelligence. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Ecstasy, for example triggers a huge release of serotonin, which floods the brain and induces feelings of emotional empathy. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'empathy'
British English: empathy NOUN
Empathy is the ability to share another person's feelings and emotions as if they were your own.
Having begun my life in a children's home I have great empathy with the little ones.
Definition of empathy from the Collins English Dictionary
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