I adjective ambitious, anxious, anxius, apprehensive, aspiring, bent on, beseeching, caring, concerned, craving, desirous, eager, hopeful, inclined, intent on, keen, optative, petitionary, sollicitus, supplicatory, wanting, willing, yearning II index benevolent, interested, protective, zealous

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  • Solicitous — So*lic it*ous, a.[L. sollicitus, solicitus. See {Solicit}, v. t.] 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • solicitous — [sə lis′ə təs] adj. [L sollicitus < sollus, whole (see SOLEMN) + citus, pp. of ciere, to set in motion: see CITE] 1. showing care, attention, or concern [solicitous for her welfare] 2. showing anxious desire; eager [solicitous to make friends] …   English World dictionary

  • solicitous — 1560s, from L. sollicitus restless, uneasy, careful (see SOLICIT (Cf. solicit)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • solicitous — careful, concerned, anxious, worried (see under CARE n) Analogous words: apprehensive, *fearful, afraid: agitated, disturbed, disquieted, upset (see DISCOMPOSE): uneasy, fidgety, jittery (see IMPATIENT) Antonyms: unmindful: negligent …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • solicitous — [adj] worried anxious, appetent, apprehensive, ardent, athirst, attentive, avid, beside oneself, careful, caring, concerned, devoted, eager, earnest, heedful, impatient, keen, loving, mindful, raring, regardful, tender, thirsty, troubled, uneasy …   New thesaurus

  • solicitous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ showing interest or concern about a person s well being. DERIVATIVES solicitously adverb solicitousness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • solicitous — /səˈlɪsətəs / (say suh lisuhtuhs) adjective 1. anxious or concerned: solicitous about a person s health; solicitous for our comfort; solicitous that she should be happy. 2. anxiously desirous: solicitous of the esteem of others. 3. eager:… …  

  • solicitous — solicitously, adv. solicitousness, n. /seuh lis i teuhs/, adj. 1. anxious or concerned (usually fol. by about, for, etc., or a clause): solicitous about a person s health. 2. anxiously desirous: solicitous of the esteem of others. 3. eager… …   Universalium

  • solicitous — so•lic•i•tous [[t]səˈlɪs ɪ təs[/t]] adj. 1) anxious or concerned: solicitous about a person s health[/ex] 2) anxiously desirous: solicitous of the esteem of others[/ex] 3) eager: always solicitous to please[/ex] 4) scrupulous; particular: a… …   From formal English to slang

  • solicitous — adjective Etymology: Latin sollicitus Date: 1563 1. manifesting or expressing solicitude < a solicitous inquiry about his health > 2. full of concern or fears ; apprehensive < solicitous about the future > 3. meticulously careful < solicitous …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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