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  • 1 Solicitous — So*lic it*ous, a.[L. sollicitus, solicitus. See {Solicit}, v. t.] Disposed to solicit; eager to obtain something desirable, or to avoid anything evil; concerned; anxious; careful. Solicitous of my reputation. Dryden. He was solicitous for his… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 solicitous — [sə lis′ə təs] adj. [L sollicitus < sollus, whole (see SOLEMN) + citus, pp. of ciere, to set in motion: see CITE] 1. showing care, attention, or concern [solicitous for her welfare] 2. showing anxious desire; eager [solicitous to make friends] …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 solicitous — I adjective ambitious, anxious, anxius, apprehensive, aspiring, bent on, beseeching, caring, concerned, craving, desirous, eager, hopeful, inclined, intent on, keen, optative, petitionary, sollicitus, supplicatory, wanting, willing, yearning II… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 solicitous — 1560s, from L. sollicitus restless, uneasy, careful (see SOLICIT (Cf. solicit)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 solicitous — careful, concerned, anxious, worried (see under CARE n) Analogous words: apprehensive, *fearful, afraid: agitated, disturbed, disquieted, upset (see DISCOMPOSE): uneasy, fidgety, jittery (see IMPATIENT) Antonyms: unmindful: negligent …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 solicitous — [adj] worried anxious, appetent, apprehensive, ardent, athirst, attentive, avid, beside oneself, careful, caring, concerned, devoted, eager, earnest, heedful, impatient, keen, loving, mindful, raring, regardful, tender, thirsty, troubled, uneasy …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 solicitous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ showing interest or concern about a person s well being. DERIVATIVES solicitously adverb solicitousness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 solicitous — /səˈlɪsətəs / (say suh lisuhtuhs) adjective 1. anxious or concerned: solicitous about a person s health; solicitous for our comfort; solicitous that she should be happy. 2. anxiously desirous: solicitous of the esteem of others. 3. eager:… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 9 solicitous — solicitously, adv. solicitousness, n. /seuh lis i teuhs/, adj. 1. anxious or concerned (usually fol. by about, for, etc., or a clause): solicitous about a person s health. 2. anxiously desirous: solicitous of the esteem of others. 3. eager… …

    Universalium

  • 10 solicitous — so•lic•i•tous [[t]səˈlɪs ɪ təs[/t]] adj. 1) anxious or concerned: solicitous about a person s health[/ex] 2) anxiously desirous: solicitous of the esteem of others[/ex] 3) eager: always solicitous to please[/ex] 4) scrupulous; particular: a… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 11 solicitous — adjective Etymology: Latin sollicitus Date: 1563 1. manifesting or expressing solicitude < a solicitous inquiry about his health > 2. full of concern or fears ; apprehensive < solicitous about the future > 3. meticulously careful < solicitous …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 solicitous — adjective a) Disposed to solicit; eager to obtain something desirable, or to avoid anything evil; concerned; anxious; careful. Solicitous of my reputation. . b) Anxious or concerned (usually followed by about, for, etc., or a clause): solicitous… …

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  • 13 solicitous — adj. solicitous about, of * * * [sə lɪsɪtəs] of solicitous about …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 solicitous — [[t]səlɪ̱sɪtəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ of n A person who is solicitous shows anxious concern for someone or something. [FORMAL] He was so solicitous of his guests. Derived words: solicitously ADV GRADED usu ADV with v He took her hand in… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 solicitous — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. considerate; anxious, concerned; eager, careful. See care.Ant., uncaring, inconsiderate. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. devoted, tender, loving, concerned; see kind , thoughtful 2 . III (Roget s 3… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 solicitous — adjective formal anxiously caring about someone s safety, health, or comfort (+ of/for/about): Mary was always solicitous of my health. solicitously adverb solicitousness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 solicitous — adjective she was always solicitous about the welfare of her students Syn: concerned, caring, considerate, attentive, mindful, thoughtful, interested; anxious, worried …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18 solicitous — Synonyms and related words: accommodating, accommodative, affable, agitated, agreeable, all overish, anxious, anxioused up, apprehensive, ardent, athirst, attentive, avid, bothered, careful, caring, cautious, circumspect, civil, complaisant,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 solicitous — so|lic|i|tous [səˈlısıtəs] adj formal [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: sollicitus anxious ] very concerned about someone s safety, health, or comfort >solicitously adv >solicitousness n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 solicitous — so|lic|i|tous [ sə lısıtəs ] adjective FORMAL behaving in a way that shows you care about someone s health, feelings, safety, etc …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English