Definition of solicitude
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 : a cause of care or concern —usually used in plural
Examples of solicitude in a Sentence
He expressed solicitude for my health.
a growing solicitude over the possible results of the criminal investigation
Recent Examples of solicitude from the Web
There’s a competitive passive aggression in their solicitude, and plenty of ego within their altruism.
Currie handles that emotionally complex and unspeakably sad situation with such tender solicitude.
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SOLICITUDE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of solicitude for English Language Learners
: concern that someone feels about someone's health, happiness, etc.
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