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.
- self-so·lic·i·tude, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use solicitude in a sentence
There was no doubt thought of his own loss in this question: yet there was, one may hope, a germ of solicitude for the mother too.Children's Ways | James Sully
Above all else he did not want Winifred to know that solicitude in her behalf had drawn him from the path of duty.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
Our solicitude was now required solely for Joe, whose head was too deeply buried to be exhumed with so much facility.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
An offer which Jane received from a very honest, industrious, and thrifty jeweler, aroused anew a mother's maternal solicitude.Madame Roland, Makers of History | John S. C. Abbott
Then bending over Oliver, he helped to carry him up stairs with the care and solicitude of a woman.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3) | Charles Dickens
British Dictionary definitions for solicitude
the state or quality of being solicitous
(often plural) something that causes anxiety or concern
anxiety or concern
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012