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Definition of SOLICITUDE

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Solicitude \So*lic"i*tude\, n. [F. sollicitude,r L. sollicitudo.] The state of being solicitous; uneasiness of mind occasioned by fear of evil or desire good; anxiety. [1913 Webster]

           The many cares and great labors of worldly men, their solicitude and outward shows.            --Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster]

           The mother looked at her with fond solicitude. --G. W. Cable. [1913 Webster]

     Syn: Carefulness; concern; anxiety. See {Care}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

123 Moby Thesaurus words for "solicitude": TLC, accommodatingness, affability, agitation, agreeableness, alarm, all-overs, amenity, angst, anticipation, anxiety, anxiety hysteria, anxiety neurosis, anxious bench, anxious concern, anxious seat, anxiousness, apprehension, apprehensiveness, attention, attentiveness, calculation, cankerworm of care, canniness, care, careful consideration, carefulness, caution, cautiousness, circumspection, circumspectness, civility, comity, complaisance, compunction, concern, concernment, considerateness, consideration, courteousness, courtesy, deference, deliberate stages, deliberateness, deliberation, delicacy, discretion, disquiet, disquietude, distress, disturbance, dread, fear, fearfulness, foreboding, forebodingness, forethought, gingerliness, gracefulness, graciousness, guardedness, hedge, hedging, heed, heedfulness, helpfulness, hesitation, indulgence, inquietude, judiciousness, leniency, loving care, malaise, mindfulness, misgiving, nervous strain, nervous tension, nervousness, obligingness, overanxiety, pawkiness, perturbation, pins and needles, politeness, preparedness, prior consultation, prudence, prudentialness, pucker, qualm, regard, regardfulness, respect, respectfulness, safeness, safety first, scruple, slowness to act, solicitousness, stew, strain, suspense, tact, tactfulness, tender loving care, tension, tentativeness, thoroughness, thought, thoughtfulness, toleration, trouble, uncommunicativeness, unease, uneasiness, unprecipitateness, unquietness, upset, urbanity, vexation, watchfulness, worry, zeal


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