Definition of Solicitude

1. Noun. A feeling of excessive concern.

Exact synonyms: Solicitousness
Generic synonyms: Concern
Derivative terms: Solicitous, Solicitous

Definition of Solicitude

1. n. The state of being solicitous; uneasiness of mind occasioned by fear of evil or desire good; anxiety.

Definition of Solicitude

1. Noun. The state of being solicitous; uneasiness of mind occasioned by fear of evil or desire for good; anxiety. ¹

2. Noun. A feeling of excessive concern. ¹

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Definition of Solicitude

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Solicitude

solicitor-client privilege
solicitor general
solicitude (current term)
solid-state detector
solid-state device
solid-state physics
solid angle
solid angles
solid as a rock
solid body substance
solid breeder
solid emulsion
solid figure

Literary usage of Solicitude

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1. The Monks of the West, from St. Benedict to St. Bernard by Charles Forbes Montalembert, Aurélien Courson (1872)
"Her indifference to the onter world; her solicitude for peace among the Merovingian ... solicitude of the monks for the spiritual welfare of the peasants. ..."

2. Aquinas Ethicus: Or, The Moral Teaching of St. Thomas. A Translation of the by Thomas, Joseph Rickaby (1896)
"Is it lawful to entertain solicitude for temporal things ? R. solicitude implies an earnestness of effort applied to the gaining of a purpose. ..."

3. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1894)
"He is «aid to have been constitutionally timid, and some colour Large by the solicitude which House of Lords, Mansfield laid a copy of the judgment in Rex v ..."

4. View of the State of Europe During the Middle Ages by Henry Hallam (1837)
"A solicitude to avoid continual transitions, and to give free scope to the natural association of connected facts, has dictated this arrangement, ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Naturally, the solicitude of Pius X extends to hu own habitation, and he has done a great deal of work of restoration in the Vatican, for example, ..."

6. The Life of Thomas Jefferson by Henry Stephens Randall (1858)
"... Rotunda— Lafayette's solicitude for Jefferson's Health—Sends Instruments to him from France— Proposes to send Dr. Cloquet—Laws of the ..."

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