Synonyms and Antonyms of solicitous
1 given to or made with heedful anticipation of the needs and happiness of others a most solicitous husband, he had already cleaned the house and cooked dinner by the time his wife returned home from work Synonyms of solicitous attentive, considerate, kind, thoughtfulWords Related to solicitous brotherly, good, good-hearted, helpful, hospitable, kindhearted, kindly, neighborly, nice; caring, compassionate, sympathetic, tender; chivalrous, courteous, courtly, gallant, gracious, polite; diplomatic, tactful; deferential, dutiful, obliging, regardful, respectful; altruistic, beneficent, benevolent, benignant, humane, selfless, unselfish; charitable, generous, magnanimousNear Antonyms of solicitous inattentive, uncaring, unheeding; inhospitable, unkind, unkindly; ill-bred, ill-mannered, impolite, rude, uncivil, unmannerly; unhelpful; malevolent, malicious, mean, spitefulAntonyms of solicitous heedless, inconsiderate, thoughtless, unthinking
2 showing urgent desire or interest a family that is solicitous to put this whole unfortunate affair behind them and to move on with their lives Synonyms of solicitous agog, antsy, anxious, ardent, athirst, avid, crazy, desirous, enthused, enthusiastic, excited, geeked [slang], great, greedy, gung ho, hepped up, hopped-up, hot, hungry, impatient, juiced, keen, nuts, pumped, raring, eager, stoked [slang], thirsty, voracious, wildWords Related to solicitous engaged, interested; happy, hung up, obsessed; ambitious, appetent, covetous, craving, hankering, longing, pining; breathless, restive, restless; amenable, disposed, game, glad, inclined, ready, unreluctant, willingNear Antonyms of solicitous casual, incurious, insouciant, nonchalant, unconcerned, uninterested; aloof, detached, disinterested; impassive, stolid; halfhearted, lackadaisical, languid, languorous, lukewarm, spiritless; averse, disinclined, hesitant, loath (also loth or loathe), reluctant, unwillingAntonyms of solicitous apathetic, indifferent, uneager, unenthusiastic
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