[ suh-lis-i-tuhs ]
/ səˈlɪs ɪ təs /
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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.
OTHER WORDS FOR solicitous
OPPOSITES FOR solicitous
1 unconcerned, careless.
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Origin of solicitous
OTHER WORDS FROM solicitous
so·lic·i·tous·ly, adverbso·lic·i·tous·ness, nounnon·so·lic·i·tous, adjectivenon·so·lic·i·tous·ly, adverb
non·so·lic·i·tous·ness, nounun·so·lic·i·tous, adjectiveun·so·lic·i·tous·ly, adverbun·so·lic·i·tous·ness, noun
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How to use solicitous in a sentence
His solicitousness alarmed her more than positive enmity on his part.Mystery Ranch|Arthur Chapman
But her father, who called himself agnostic, had quietly pooh-poohed his wife's solicitousness regarding the little virtues.Painted Veils|James Huneker
Poor Garth, anxiously watching her, almost burst with suppressed solicitousness.Two on the Trail|Hulbert Footner
Pehrson was a good man, but this kind of solicitousness Baker found annoying.The Great Gray Plague|Raymond F. Jones
He waved aside Braceway's solicitousness about his strength.The Winning Clue|James Hay, Jr.
British Dictionary definitions for solicitous
/ (səˈlɪsɪtəs) /
showing consideration, concern, attention, etc
keenly anxious or willing; eager
Derived forms of solicitoussolicitously, adverbsolicitousness, noun
Word Origin for solicitous
C16: from Latin sollicitus anxious; see solicit
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