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Related to solicitous: avouches
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.]
1. showing consideration, concern, attention, etc
2. keenly anxious or willing; eager
[C16: from Latin sollicitus anxious; see solicit]
so•lic•i•tous(səˈlɪs ɪ təs)
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.
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|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"
1. In a state of anxiety or uneasiness:
2. Intensely desirous or interested:
Idioms: champing at the bit, ready and willing.