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[oh-ver-suh-lis-i-tuh s] /ˈoʊ vər səˈlɪs ɪ təs/
too solicitous:
oversolicitous concerning one's health.
Origin of oversolicitous
First recorded in 1655-65; over- + solicitous Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Habit in this regard may make one quite miserable and over-solicitous.

    Psychotherapy James J. Walsh
  • The servants said that Peggy was over-solicitous anent the fellow.

    Peggy Owen Patriot Lucy Foster Madison
  • The pupils have no business to be over-solicitous about proof.

    August Comte and Positivism John-Stuart Mill
  • This applies surely to the over-solicitous attention paid by the traveler to the possible dangers of rail and sea.

    Why Worry? George Lincoln Walton, M.D.
  • Parents must also remember that over-solicitous attention on their part is bound to react to the disadvantage of the child.

    Why Worry? George Lincoln Walton, M.D.
  • Most symptoms are likely to produce exaggerated reactions, especially in patients who are over-solicitous about themselves.

    Psychotherapy James J. Walsh
  • If there is no expectancy, the physician must be careful not to arouse it by over-solicitous anxiety in the matter.

    Psychotherapy James J. Walsh

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