oversolicitous

adjective over·so·lic·i·tous \ ˌō-vər-sə-ˈli-sə-təs , -ˈli-stəs \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of oversolicitous

:having or showing too much solicitude or concern for someone's health, happiness, comfort, etc. :excessively solicitous
  • … our table was subjected to a relentless swarm of oversolicitous servers, which left us wondering if someone in our party—which included a few other food writers—was marked.
  • —Mike Sula
  • Overprotective and oversolicitous parents may inadvertently encourage the child to pay an inordinate amount of attention to his bodily sensations and functions.
  • —Stella Chess and Mahin Hassibi
  • … it is important that the therapists provide social warmth and graciousness without being oversolicitous.
  • —David V. Keith

First Known Use of oversolicitous

1653


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