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Meaning of SOLICITOUS

Pronunciation:  su'lisitus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  showing hovering attentiveness; "solicitous about about her health"; "made solicitous inquiries about our family"
  2. [adj]  full of anxiety and concern; "solicitous parents"; "solicitous about the future"
 

SOLICITOUS is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: attentive, concerned
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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 advice.'' --Calerendon.

      Enjoy the present, whatsoever it be, and be not
      solicitous about the future.             --Jer. Taylor.

      The colonel had been intent upon other things, and not
      enough solicitous to finish the fortifications.
                                               --Clarendon.
-- {So*lic"it*ous*ly}, adv. -- {So*lic"it*ous*ness}, n.

 

 

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