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 ?
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.
She was solicitous about his health and his welfare.
John Knightley, ashamed of his illhumour, was now all kindness and attention; and so particularly solicitous for the comfort of her father, as to seemif not quite ready to join him in a basin of gruelperfectly sensible of its being exceedingly wholesome; and the day was concluding in peace and comfort to all their little party, except herself.
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.
I rose; I dressed myself with care: obliged to be plain--for I had no article of attire that was not made with extreme simplicity--I was still by nature solicitous to be neat.
Dick, and very solicitous for his welfare, my fears favoured this supposition; and for a long time his Wednesday hardly ever came round, without my entertaining a misgiving that he would not be on the coach-box as usual.
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.
From Sancho they took his coat, leaving him in his shirt-sleeves; and dividing among themselves the remaining spoils of the battle, they went each one his own way, more solicitous about keeping clear of the Holy Brotherhood they dreaded, than about burdening themselves with the chain, or going to present themselves before the lady Dulcinea del Toboso.
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.
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.
I say this not out of pride, but because now I know how much you love me to be thus solicitous for my feelings.