Definition of Solicitous

1. Adjective. Full of anxiety and concern. "Solicitous about the future"

Similar to: Concerned
Derivative terms: Solicitousness



2. Adjective. Showing hovering attentiveness. "Made solicitous inquiries about our family"
Similar to: Attentive
Derivative terms: Solicitousness

Definition of Solicitous

1. a. Disposed to solicit; eager to obtain something desirable, or to avoid anything evil; concerned; anxious; careful.

Definition of Solicitous

1. Adjective. Disposed to solicit; eager to obtain something desirable, or to avoid anything evil; concerned; anxious; careful. ¹

2. Adjective. Anxious or concerned (usually followed by ''about'', ''for'', etc., or a clause): solicitous about a person's health. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Solicitous

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Solicitous

solicitants
solicitate
solicitation
solicitations
solicited
solicitee
solicitees
soliciting
solicitor
solicitor-client privilege
solicitor general
solicitors
solicitorship
solicitorships
solicitour
solicitous (current term)
solicitously
solicitousness
solicitresses
solicitrix
solicits
solicitude
solicitudes
solicity
solid
solid-state
solid-state detector
solid-state device
solid-state physics

Literary usage of Solicitous

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1. Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life by George Eliot (1873)
"Dorothea looked straight before her, and spoke with cold brusquerie, very much with the air of a handsome boy, in amusing contrast with the solicitous ..."

2. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"solicitous It is possible to be solicitous about. for, or of something: . . . as if he were shy and solicitous about it, and wanted to protect it from us ..."

3. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England: Together with an by Edward Hyde Clarendon (1849)
"So he got the mastership of the wards shortly after the beginning of the parliament, and was as solicitous to be treasurer after the death of the earl of ..."

4. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1816)
"Of the writings of antiquity, many that still existed in the twelfth century are now lost. But the pilgrims were not solicitous to save or transport ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Both pope and emperor, however, saw that thiu peace was maintained Frederick at this time was chiefly solicitous about Sicily, towards which he was drawn by ..."

6. The Works of Alexander Hamilton: Containing His Correspondence, and His by Alexander Hamilton (1850)
"I feel that I love those who remain of that respectable band, and that no one can be more solicitous than myself for their welfare. ..."

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