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solicitude

[suh-lis-i-tood, -tyood] /səˈlɪs ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud/
noun
1.
the state of being solicitous; anxiety or concern.
2.
solicitudes, causes of anxiety or care.
3.
an attitude expressing excessive attentiveness:
to show great solicitude about his wife's health.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin sollicitūdō uneasiness of mind, derivative of sollicitus agitated. See solicit, -tude
Related forms
self-solicitude, noun
Synonyms
1. worry, care, unease, disquietude, apprehension.
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British Dictionary definitions for self-solicitude

solicitude

/səˈlɪsɪˌtjuːd/
noun
1.
the state or quality of being solicitous
2.
(often pl) something that causes anxiety or concern
3.
anxiety or concern
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Word Origin and History for self-solicitude

solicitude

n.

early 15c., from Middle French solicitude (Modern French sollicitude), and directly from Latin sollicitudinem (nominative solicitudo) "anxiety, uneasiness of mind," noun of state from past participle stem of solicitare (see solicit).

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