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 advice.'' --Calerendon. [1913 Webster]

Enjoy the present, whatsoever it be, and be not solicitous about the future. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

The colonel had been intent upon other things, and not enough solicitous to finish the fortifications. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster] -- {So*lic"it*ous*ly}, adv. -- {So*lic"it*ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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