HyperDic: solicitous

English > 2 senses of the word solicitous:
ADJECTIVEallsolicitousfull of anxiety and concern
allsolicitousshowing hovering attentiveness
solicitous > pronunciation
Soundssahlih'sahtahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > solicitous: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningFull of anxiety and concern.
Examples
  • "solicitous parents"
  • "solicitous about the future"
BroaderconcernedFeeling or showing worry or solicitude
Spanishinquieto, preocupado, solícito
Nounssolicitousnessa feeling of excessive concern
Adverbssolicitouslyin a concerned and solicitous manner
English > solicitous: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningshowing hovering attentiveness.
Examples
  • "solicitous about her health"
  • "made solicitous inquiries about our family"
Broaderattentive(often followed by 'to') giving care or attention
Spanishprotector, prudente, solícito
Catalanprotector, prudent, sol·lícit
Nounssolicitousnessa feeling of excessive concern

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