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solicitous

[suh-lis-i-tuhs]
adjective
1.
anxious or concerned (usually followed by about, for, etc., or a clause): solicitous about a person's health.
2.
anxiously desirous: solicitous of the esteem of others.
3.
eager (usually followed by an infinitive): He was always solicitous to please.
4.
careful or particular: a solicitous housekeeper.

Origin:
1555–65; < Latin sollicitus anxious. See solicit, -ous

solicitously, adverb
solicitousness, noun
nonsolicitous, adjective
nonsolicitously, adverb
nonsolicitousness, noun
unsolicitous, adjective
unsolicitously, adverb
unsolicitousness, noun


1. mindful, regardful, attentive.


1. unconcerned, careless.
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solicitous (səˈlɪsɪtəs)
 
adj
1.  showing consideration, concern, attention, etc
2.  keenly anxious or willing; eager
 
[C16: from Latin sollicitus anxious; see solicit]
 
so'licitously
 
adv
 
so'licitousness
 
n

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solicitous
1563, from L. sollicitus "restless, uneasy, careful" (see solicit).
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