solicitude

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noun so·lic·i·tude \sə-ˈli-sə-ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd\

Definition of solicitude

  1. 1a :  the state of being concerned and anxiousb :  attentive care and protectiveness; also :  an attitude of earnest concern or attention expressed solicitude for his health

  2. 2 :  a cause of care or concern —usually used in plural

Examples of solicitude in a sentence

  1. He expressed solicitude for my health.

  2. a growing solicitude over the possible results of the criminal investigation

15th Century

First Known Use of solicitude

15th century


SOLICITUDE Defined for English Language Learners

solicitude

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noun so·lic·i·tude \sə-ˈli-sə-ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd\

Definition of solicitude for English Language Learners

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



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