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solicitous

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

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

Full Definition of SOLICITOUS

1
:  manifesting or expressing solicitude <a solicitous inquiry about his health>
2
:  full of concern or fears :  apprehensive <solicitous about the future>
3
:  meticulously careful <solicitous in matters of dress>
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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