solicitous

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin sōlicitus, alternative spelling of sollicitus (thoroughly disturbed; anxious). See solicit.

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  • Hyphenation: so‧li‧ci‧tous

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solicitous (comparative more solicitous, superlative most solicitous)

  1. Disposed to solicit; eager to obtain something desirable, or to avoid anything evil; concerned; anxious; careful.
    Solicitous of my reputation. -John Dryden.
    He was solicitous for his advice. -Edward Hyde Clarendon.
    Enjoy the present, whatsoever it be, and be not solicitous about the future. - Jeremy Taylor.
    The colonel had been intent upon other things, and not enough solicitous to finish the fortifications. -Edward Hyde Clarendon.
  2. Anxious or concerned (usually followed by about, for, etc., or a clause): solicitous about a person's health.

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