noun \sə-ˈli-sə-ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd\

: concern that someone feels about someone's health, happiness, etc.

Full Definition of SOLICITUDE

a :  the state of being concerned and anxious
b :  attentive care and protectiveness; also :  an attitude of earnest concern or attention <expressed solicitude for his health>
:  a cause of care or concern —usually used in plural

Examples of SOLICITUDE

  1. He expressed solicitude for my health.
  2. <a growing solicitude over the possible results of the criminal investigation>

First Known Use of SOLICITUDE

15th century


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