anxious or concerned (usually followed by about, for, etc., or a clause): solicitous about a person's health.
anxiously desirous: solicitous of the esteem of others.
eager (usually followed by an infinitive): He was always solicitous to please.
careful or particular: a solicitous housekeeper.
- so·lic·i·tous·ly, adverb
- so·lic·i·tous·ness, noun
- non·so·lic·i·tous, adjective
- non·so·lic·i·tous·ly, adverb
- non·so·lic·i·tous·ness, noun
- un·so·lic·i·tous, adjective
- un·so·lic·i·tous·ly, adverb
- un·so·lic·i·tous·ness, noun
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How to use solicitous in a sentence
Schumer’s signature is wearing out his flip phone with constant, solicitous communication.How Harry Reid Paved the Way for Democrats to Kill the Filibuster | Molly Ball | January 12, 2022 | Time
If Obama has proven a god-send for the oligarchs, he has been less solicitous of small business.Dawn of the Age of Oligarchy: the Alliance between Government and the 1% | Joel Kotkin | June 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In a world increasingly bending toward snark, Updike managed to remain curious, solicitous, a gentleman.
Mrs. Ducksmith quickly recovered from her fainting attack, and gently pushed the solicitous Aristide away.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
Be not solicitous therefore, saying: What shall we eat: or what shall we drink, or wherewith shall we be clothed?The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
It was John's solicitous voice, and it was followed by a quick movement from Suzanne's side of the table.The Medici Boots | Pearl Norton Swet
He stopped, suddenly solicitous of her, on the point of suggesting that she might prefer not to be seen returning thus.The Woman Gives | Owen Johnson
The "sire," fell on the ears of Madame Chalice like a mot in a play; but Valmond, living up to his part, was grave and solicitous.When Valmond Came to Pontiac, Complete | Gilbert Parker
British Dictionary definitions for solicitous
showing consideration, concern, attention, etc
keenly anxious or willing; eager
- solicitously, adverb
- solicitousness, noun
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