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solicitous

so·lic·i·tous

solicitous

 
 
pronunciation:
s lI s ts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: anxiously or tenderly concerned or attentive (usu. fol. by about, of, or for.)
The woman next door is very solicitous of her elderly neighbor.I'm lucky to have a doctor who is truly solicitous of my health and well-being.
synonyms:
anxious, attentive, considerate
similar words:
apprehensive, concerned, heedful, mindful, regardful, tender, thoughtful, worried
definition 2: eagerly desirous.
solicitous of approval by others
synonyms:
eager, greedy
similar words:
anxious, ardent, avid, desirous, earnest, enthusiastic, importunate, zealous
derivations: solicitously (adv.), solicitousness (n.)