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solicitous

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adjective so·lic·i·tous \sə-ˈli-sə-təs, -ˈlis-təs\

Simple Definition of solicitous

  • : showing concern or care for someone's health, happiness, etc.

Full Definition of solicitous

  1. 1 :  manifesting or expressing solicitude <a solicitous inquiry about his health>

  2. 2 :  full of concern or fears :  apprehensive <solicitous about the future>

  3. 3 :  meticulously careful <solicitous in matters of dress>

  4. 4 :  full of desire :  eager

so·lic·i·tous·ly adverb
so·lic·i·tous·ness noun

Examples of solicitous

  1. I appreciated his solicitous inquiry about my health.

  2. He had always been solicitous for the welfare of his family.



Origin of solicitous

Latin sollicitus


First Known Use: 1563

Rhymes with solicitous



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