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Empathy Vs Sympathy


Empathy শব্দটি একটি noun.

Meaning as a noun:

সহমর্মিতা। অন্য কারোর সাথে বা তার অবস্থার সাথে কাল্পনিক সনাক্তকরণ, তা সেই অবস্থা ভালো বা খারাপই হোক।

Imaginative identification with someone else’ and his or her situation, whether the situation is good or bad.


  • We should have empathy with elderly people. (আমাদের বয়োজ্যেষ্ঠ মানুষদের সাথে সহমর্মিতা থাকা উচিত।
  • Nowadays children don’t have empathy with their old parents.
  • The person has great empathy with the poor little children.
  • Don’t you have any empathy with the flood victims?
  • There are still people on this earth who have empathy with other people.
  • This book is on tales of empathy and humanity.



Sympathy শব্দটিও একটি noun.

Meaning as a noun:

সমবেদনা; সহানুভূতি।

The attempt to see things from another person’s perspective and holds an additional sense of compassion.


  • We should have sympathy for the people in distress. (আমাদের দুদর্শাগ্রস্ত মানুষদের জন্য সহানুভূতি থাকা উচিত।)
  • Everyone expressed deep sympathy for the parents who lost their children in the accident.
  • Don’t you have any sympathy for the distressed people?
  • Everyone expressed their sympathy for the flood victims.
  • Why can’t you express any sympathy for him?
  • Mr. Edward sent a letter of sympathy to his friend’s daughter on the death of his friend.




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