Definition of solicitous adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//səˈlɪsɪtəs//
; NAmE NAmE//səˈlɪsɪtəs//
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being very concerned for somebody and wanting to make sure that they are comfortable, well or happy synonym attentive She was very solicitous for our welfare. a solicitous host Word Originmid 16th cent.: from Latin sollicitus (see solicit) + -ous.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: solicitous