[suh-lis-i-tood, -tyood]
the state of being solicitous; anxiety or concern.
solicitudes, causes of anxiety or care.
an attitude expressing excessive attentiveness: to show great solicitude about his wife's health.

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin sollicitūdō uneasiness of mind, derivative of sollicitus agitated. See solicit, -tude

self-solicitude, noun

1. worry, care, unease, disquietude, apprehension. Unabridged
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solicitude (səˈlɪsɪˌtjuːd)
1.  the state or quality of being solicitous
2.  (often plural) something that causes anxiety or concern
3.  anxiety or concern

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Example sentences
They the proceeded to the house where he was lying, exhibiting of course intense anxiety and solicitude.
The chief solicitude of the rich and of the ruler in the old civilization had been to keep up a supply of drudges.
But this is still the government of all the people, and it should be none the less an object of their affectionate solicitude.
There is certainly evidence the court will not easily shake its undue
  solicitude for the problems of corporations.
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