Solicitude meaning

sə-lĭsĭ-to͝od, -tyo͝od
Solicitude is defined as care or concern for someone or something.

An example of solicitude is when a friend cares about you and brings you chicken soup when you are sick.

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The state of being solicitous; care or concern, as for the well-being of another.
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A cause of concern.
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The state of being solicitous; care, concern, etc.; sometimes, excessive care or concern.
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Causes of care or concern.
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The state of being solicitous; uneasiness of mind occasioned by fear of evil or desire for good; anxiety.
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A feeling of excessive concern.
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Origin of solicitude

  • From Old French, from Latin sollicitudo (“anxiety"), from sollicitus, solicitus (“anxious, solicitous"); see solicitous.

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