solicitude
noun Date: 15th century 1. a. the state of being concerned and anxious b. attentive care and protectiveness; also an attitude of earnest concern or attention <
expressed solicitude for his health
>
2. a cause of care or concern — usually used in plural

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  • Solicitude — So*lic i*tude, n. [F. sollicitude,r L. sollicitudo.] The state of being solicitous; uneasiness of mind occasioned by fear of evil or desire good; anxiety. [1913 Webster] The many cares and great labors of worldly men, their solicitude and outward …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • solicitude — Solicitude, Solicitudo. Je suis icy en grande solicitude, Maximam hic solicitudinem curamque sustineo. Solicitudes dures, Curae acerbae. Soing et solicitudes qui rendent l homme palle, Pallentes curae. Elle employe toute sa solicitude en toy.… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • solicitude — early 15c., from O.Fr. solicitude or directly from L. solicitudo, from solicitare (see SOLICIT (Cf. solicit)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • solicitude — index benevolence (disposition to do good), concern (interest), consideration (sympathetic regard), interest (concern), precaution …   Law dictionary

  • solicitude — s. f. 1. Qualidade de solícito. 2. Cuidado. 3. Atividade. 4. Diligência …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • solicitude — *care, concern, anxiety, worry Analogous words: misgiving, *apprehension, foreboding, presentiment: compunction, *qualm, scruple: *fear, alarm, consternation, dismay Antonyms: negligence: unmindfulness …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • solicitude — [n] worry, anxiety attention, attentiveness, care, compunction, concern, concernment, considerateness, consideration, disquiet, disquietude, heed, presentiment, qualm, regard, scruple, tender loving care*, TLC*, unease, uneasiness, watchfulness;… …   New thesaurus

  • solicitude — ► NOUN ▪ care or concern …   English terms dictionary

  • solicitude — [sə lis′əto͞od΄, sə lis′ətyo͞od΄] n. [ME < L sollicitudo] 1. the state of being solicitous; care, concern, etc.; sometimes, excessive care or concern 2. [pl.] causes of care or concern SYN. CARE …   English World dictionary

  • solicitude — n. to show solicitude for * * * [sə lɪsɪtjuːd] to show solicitude for …   Combinatory dictionary

  • solicitude — [[t]səlɪ̱sɪtjuːd, AM tuːd[/t]] N UNCOUNT Solicitude is anxious concern for someone. [FORMAL] He is full of tender solicitude towards my sister …   English dictionary

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