Definition of solicitous adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    solicitous

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//səˈlɪsət̮əs//
     
    (formal)
     
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  1. 1being very concerned for someone and wanting to make sure that they are comfortable, well, or happy synonym attentive
  2. 2 She was very solicitous for our welfare. a solicitous host
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adverb (formal) “Are you cold?” he asked solicitously.
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