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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quaintly unconventional or refined

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