solicitude

[ suh-lis-i-tood, -tyood ]
/ səˈlɪs ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud /

noun

the state of being solicitous; anxiety or concern.
solicitudes, causes of anxiety or care.
an attitude expressing excessive attentiveness: to show great solicitude about his wife's health.

Origin of solicitude

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin sollicitūdō uneasiness of mind, derivative of sollicitus agitated. See solicit, -tude

OTHER WORDS FROM solicitude

self-so·lic·i·tude, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for solicitude

solicitude
/ (səˈlɪsɪˌtjuːd) /

noun

the state or quality of being solicitous
(often plural) something that causes anxiety or concern
anxiety or concern
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