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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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Examples for solicitude
  • They the proceeded to the house where he was lying, exhibiting of course intense anxiety and solicitude.
  • There is certainly evidence the court will not easily shake its undue solicitude for the problems of corporations.
  • The waiters approach, and their old-fashioned solicitude is not what you expect from a sports-themed restaurant.
  • Such solicitude extended to his four siblings, his parents and his in-laws.
  • The people watched the threatening events with deep solicitude.
  • Though far distant, they have not forgotten you, but watch with anxious solicitude your movements.
  • Whenever he calls, she melts into a pool of cooing maternal solicitude.
  • In this collection, the author examines the human desire for 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.
British Dictionary definitions for 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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