- 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.
Origin of solicitous
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Antonyms for solicitous
Related Words for solicitouslydelicately, politely, helpfully, tenderly, sympathetically, generously, graciously, genially, affectionately, kindly, cordially, gently, respectfully, amiably, attentively, tactfully, warily, thoroughly, laboriously, gingerly
Examples from the Web for solicitously
Historical Examples of solicitously
A spasm of pain crossed his face, and she bent over him solicitously.The Crevice
William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander
"You look all tired out, my dear," remarked Mrs. Dean solicitously.Marjorie Dean
He came immediately to the bedside and looked at Blaine solicitously.The Copper-Clad World
Heinrich, solicitously brushing and folding Karl's coat, waited.The Devil
He made a back of the chair, spread the rug and installed her solicitously.Skippy Bedelle
- showing consideration, concern, attention, etc
- keenly anxious or willing; eager
Word Origin for solicitous
1560s, from Latin sollicitus "restless, uneasy, careful, full of anxiety" (see solicit). Related: Solicitously; solicitousness.