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SOLICITOUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does solicitous mean? 

SOLICITOUS (adjective)
  The adjective SOLICITOUS has 2 senses:

1. full of anxiety and concern
2. showing hovering attentiveness

  Familiarity information: SOLICITOUS used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SOLICITOUS (adjective)


Sense 1solicitous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Full of anxiety and concern

Context examples:

solicitous parents / solicitous about the future

Similar:

concerned (feeling or showing worry or solicitude)


Sense 2solicitous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Showing hovering attentiveness

Context examples:

solicitous about her health / made solicitous inquiries about our family

Similar:

attentive ((often followed by 'to') giving care or attention)


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