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solicitude

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Synonyms and Antonyms of solicitude

  1. 1 an uneasy state of mind usually over the possibility of an anticipated misfortune or trouble <a growing solicitude over the possible results of the criminal investigation> Synonyms agita, agitation, anxiousness, apprehension, apprehensiveness, care, concern, concernment, disquiet, disquietude, fear, nervosity, nervousness, perturbation, anxiety, sweat, unease, uneasiness, worryRelated Words strain, stress, tension; alarm (also alarum), anguish, consternation, desperateness, desperation, discomfort, discomposure, dismay, distraction, distress, disturbance, edginess, franticness, hand-wringing, jitters, jumpiness, panic, tremor; angst, fearfulness, torment, upset, vexation; cold feet, doubt, dread, foreboding, incertitude, misgiving, presentiment, suspense, uncertainty; compunction, qualm, scrupleNear Antonyms calm, calmness, content, contentment, ease, easiness, peace, peacefulness, placidity, placidness, quiet, quietude, sereneness, serenity, tranquillity (or tranquility), tranquilness; comfort, consolation, relief, solaceAntonyms unconcern

  2. 2 attention accompanied by protectiveness and responsibility <she shows much more solicitude toward her aging parents than any of her siblings do> Synonyms carefulness, lovingness, solicitousness, careRelated Words concern, considerateness, consideration, kindness, thoughtfulness; babying, coddling, pamperingNear Antonyms inconsiderateness, inconsideration, thoughtlessness, unconcern, unkindnessAntonyms carelessness


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