solicitous


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so·lic·i·tous

 (sə-lĭs′ĭ-təs)
adj.
1.
a. Showing great attention or concern to another: a solicitous parent; solicitous for your welfare; solicitous of his young sister.
b. Expressing care or concern for another: made solicitous inquiries about our family. See Synonyms at thoughtful.
c. Showing great care; careful or meticulous: solicitous in the care of critically ill patients.
d. Worried; anxious: solicitous about his son's behavior.
2. Archaic Full of desire; eager: "an opinion which he had seemed solicitous to give" (Jane Austen).

[Latin sollicitus : sollus, entire; see sol- in Indo-European roots + citus, past participle of ciēre, to set in motion; see keiə- in Indo-European roots.]

so·lic′i·tous·ly adv.
so·lic′i·tous·ness n.

solicitous

(səˈlɪsɪtəs)
adj
1. showing consideration, concern, attention, etc
2. keenly anxious or willing; eager
[C16: from Latin sollicitus anxious; see solicit]
soˈlicitously adv
soˈlicitousness n

so•lic•i•tous

(səˈlɪs ɪ təs)

adj.
1. anxious or concerned: solicitous about a person's health.
2. anxiously desirous: solicitous of the esteem of others.
3. eager: always solicitous to please.
4. scrupulous; particular: a solicitous housekeeper.
[1555–65; < Latin sollicitus. See solicit, -ous]
so•lic′i•tous•ly, adv.
so•lic′i•tous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.solicitous - full of anxiety and concern; "solicitous parents"; "solicitous about the future"
concerned - feeling or showing worry or solicitude; "concerned parents of youthful offenders"; "was concerned about the future"; "we feel concerned about accomplishing the task at hand"; "greatly concerned not to disappoint a small child"
2.solicitous - showing hovering attentiveness; "solicitous about her health"; "made solicitous inquiries about our family"
attentive - (often followed by `to') giving care or attention; "attentive to details"; "the nurse was attentive to her patient"; "an attentive suitor"

solicitous

adjective concerned, caring, attentive, careful He was so solicitous of his guests.

solicitous

adjective
1. In a state of anxiety or uneasiness:
2. Intensely desirous or interested:
Informal: raring.
Idioms: champing at the bit, ready and willing.
3. Full of polite concern for the well-being of others:
Translations

solicitous

[səˈlɪsɪtəs] ADJ solicitous (about or for) (= anxious) → atento (a)
solicitous to pleasedeseoso de agradar or quedar bien

solicitous

adj (form: = concerned) → besorgt (about um); (= eager)dienstbeflissen; to be solicitous of somebodyum jdn besorgt sein

solicitous

[səˈlɪsɪtəs] adj (frm) (concerned, caring) → sollecito/a
solicitous (about or for) → preoccupato/a (per)
solicitous to please → ansioso/a di piacere
References in classic literature ?
She was solicitous about his health and his welfare.
Persecution on the subject of Sir James was entirely at an end; his name merely mentioned to say that he was not in London; and indeed, in all her conversation, she was solicitous only for the welfare and improvement of her daughter, acknowledging, in terms of grateful delight, that Frederica was now growing every day more and more what a parent could desire.
His fresh color and sandy hair and quick-changing blue eyes are those of a young man, and his sympathetic, solicitous interest in women is as youthful as it is Western and American.
This girl alone, among all the green Martians with whom I came in contact, disclosed characteristics of sympathy, kindliness, and affection; her ministrations to my bodily wants were unfailing, and her solicitous care saved me from much suffering and many hardships.
Stepan Arkadyevitch, like all unfaithful husbands indeed, was very solicitous for his wife's comfort, and he had himself looked over the house, and given instructions about everything that he considered necessary.
Well, nineteen is a mature age, and, having attained it, you ought to be so solicitous for your own improvement, that it should not be needful for a master to remind you twice of the expediency of your speaking English whenever practicable.
This made us not very solicitous about their menaces; but finding that they continued to hover about our habitation, and being wearied with their clamours, we thought it might be a good expedient to fright them away by firing four muskets towards them, in such a manner that they might hear the bullets hiss about two feet over their heads.
I say this not out of pride, but because now I know how much you love me to be thus solicitous for my feelings.
She was of strict integrity herself, with a delicate sense of honour; but she was as desirous of saving Sir Walter's feelings, as solicitous for the credit of the family, as aristocratic in her ideas of what was due to them, as anybody of sense and honesty could well be.
Jennings on her side treated them both with all possible kindness, was solicitous on every occasion for their ease and enjoyment, and only disturbed that she could not make them choose their own dinners at the inn, nor extort a confession of their preferring salmon to cod, or boiled fowls to veal cutlets.
Even the States which brought forward claims, in contradiction to ours, seemed more solicitous to dismember this State, than to establish their own pretensions.
So far the equality ought to be no less acceptable to the large than to the small States; since they are not less solicitous to guard, by every possible expedient, against an improper consolidation of the States into one simple republic.