• IPA: /səˈlɪsɪtəs/


  1. Disposed to solicit; eager to obtain something desirable, or to avoid anything evil.
  2. (Usually followed by about, for, etc., or a clause) Showing care, concern, or attention, in any of several ways; thus:
    1. in a conscientious way, often with kindness
      solicitous about a person's health
      solicitous inquiries, asking after her husband and children
    2. in an eager way
    3. in an anxious or distressed way
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