: manifesting or expressing solicitude <a solicitous inquiry about his health>
: full of concern or fears : apprehensive <solicitous about the future>
: meticulously careful <solicitous in matters of dress>
— so·lic·i·tous·ly adverb
— so·lic·i·tous·ness noun
Examples of SOLICITOUS
- I appreciated his solicitous inquiry about my health.
- He had always been solicitous for the welfare of his family.
Origin of SOLICITOUS
First Known Use: 1563
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