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solicitous   WordNet 2.0

- showing hovering attentiveness
"solicitous about about her health"
"made solicitous inquiries about our family"

 
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- full of anxiety and concern
"solicitous parents"
"solicitous about the future"

 
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Solicitous   Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

1. Disposed to solicit; eager to obtain something desirable, or to avoid anything evil; concerned; anxious; careful. "Solicitous of my reputation." Dryden. "He was solicitous for his advice." Calerendon.

"Enjoy the present, whatsoever it be, and be not solicitous about the future." -- Jer. Taylor.

"The colonel had been intent upon other things, and not enough solicitous to finish the fortifications." -- Clarendon.

-- So*lic"it*ous*ly, adv. -- So*lic"it*ous*ness, n.

 
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