[oh-ver-suh-lis-i-tuh s]


too solicitous: oversolicitous concerning one's health.

Origin of oversolicitous

First recorded in 1655–65; over- + solicitous
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Examples from the Web for over-solicitous

Historical Examples of over-solicitous

  • Habit in this regard may make one quite miserable and over-solicitous.


    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.

  • 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.