Definition of solicitude noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//səˈlɪsɪtjuːd//
; NAmE NAmE//səˈlɪsɪtuːd//
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[uncountable] solicitude (for somebody/something) (formal) anxious care for somebody’s comfort, health or happiness I was touched by his solicitude for the boy. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French sollicitude, from Latin sollicitudo, from sollicitus ‘anxious’, from sollus ‘entire’ + citus (past participle of ciere ‘set in motion’).
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