solicitude


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so·lic·i·tude

 (sə-lĭs′ĭ-to͞od′, -tyo͞od′)
n.
1. The state of being solicitous; care or concern, as for the well-being of another.
2. A cause of concern: "Our party went off extremely well. There were many solicitudes, alarms & vexations beforehand of course" (Jane Austen).

solicitude

(səˈlɪsɪˌtjuːd)
n
1. the state or quality of being solicitous
2. (often plural) something that causes anxiety or concern
3. anxiety or concern

so•lic•i•tude

(səˈlɪs ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud)

n.
1. the state of being solicitous; deep concern.
2. solicitudes, causes of anxiety or care.
3. an attitude of extreme attentiveness.
[1375–1425]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.solicitude - a feeling of excessive concern
concern - a feeling of sympathy for someone or something; "She felt strong concern for those less fortunate"

solicitude

noun concern, care, consideration, attentiveness, worry, regard, anxiety, considerateness He is full of tender solicitude towards my sister.

solicitude

noun
Translations

solicitude

[səˈlɪsɪtjuːd] N (frm) (= consideration) → solicitud f; (= concern) → preocupación f; (= anxiety) → ansiedad f; (= attention) → atención f

solicitude

[səˈlɪsɪtjuːd] nsollicitude f

solicitude

n (form)Besorgtheit f

solicitude

[səˈlɪsɪtjuːd] n (frm) → sollecitudine f
References in classic literature ?
March kissed him, whit a whisper full of motherly solicitude.
With motherly solicitude, he insisted that Tom get to his feet and walk about.
I was thinking about Antonia and her children; about Anna's solicitude for her, Ambrosch's grave affection, Leo's jealous, animal little love.
He gave Cora an affectionate shake of the hand, lifted his rifle, and after regarding it a moment with melancholy solicitude, laid it carefully aside, and descended to the place where Chingachgook had just disappeared.
Flights of fancy gave place, in her mind, to a steady fireside glow, and I had already begun to perceive how, with the development of the conviction that--as time went on without a public accident-- our young things could, after all, look out for themselves, she addressed her greatest solicitude to the sad case presented by their instructress.
Tom regarded his gay, airy, handsome young master with an odd mixture of fealty, reverence, and fatherly solicitude.
Naturally my chief solicitude was about my collection of Ceramics.
John Knightley, that in spite of maternal solicitude for the immediate enjoyment of her little ones, and for their having instantly all the liberty and attendance, all the eating and drinking, and sleeping and playing, which they could possibly wish for, without the smallest delay, the children were never allowed to be long a disturbance to him, either in themselves or in any restless attendance on them.
Their arrival seemed to afford him real satisfaction, and their comfort to be an object of real solicitude to him.
I felt a conscientious solicitude for Adele's welfare and progress, and a quiet liking for her little self: just as I cherished towards Mrs.
What private solicitude could rear itself against the deluge of the Year One of Liberty--the deluge rising from below, not falling from above, and with the windows of Heaven shut, not opened!
This idea will add the inducements of philanthropy to those of patriotism, to heighten the solicitude which all considerate and good men must feel for the event.