the psionic ability to sense others’ emotions
[blend of telepathy + empathy]
Soon people may literally talk with their emotions. Telempathy—if I may coin a word.
Gualcophone in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Aug. 115
Who needs Telempathy? This cat is so phony, any gossoon can peg him.
Telempathy in Amazing Stories June 63/1
The link between the replicate and myself was not telepathy, but something I should call ‘telempathy’—an emotional rapport, not an intellectual one.
Spock must Die! xv. 115
The Gift of my species is a specialized telempathy.
Mustard Seed in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Aug. 136
One of its most unusual and dissimilar features is that her variety of telempathy permits her no guile or misrepresentation. If she thinks a falsehood, that inveracity registers immediately and unmistakably along with the message itself.
Extremis xiii. 241
Research HistoryBen Ostrowsky submitted a 2011 cite from Steve White and Charles E. Gannon
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