Friday, March 26, 2010


Main Entry: em·pa·thy
Pronunciation: \ˈem-pə-thē\
Function: noun
Etymology: Greek empatheia, literally, passion, from empathēs emotional, from em- + pathos feelings, emotion — more at pathos
Date: 1850
1 : the imaginative projection of a subjective state into an object so that the object appears to be infused with it
2 : the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner; also : the capacity for this.

3 : see also: waking up at 6am to empty your stomach's contents violently in empathy as your Daddy's team, Syracuse, loses in the Sweet Sixteen round of the NCAA tournament the night before.

Feel better, you two.
Mama loves.

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