Definition of solicitude in English:

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Pronunciation: /səˈlisəˌt(y)o͞od/


Care or concern for someone or something: I was touched by his solicitude
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  • She took my temperature, placing her hand to my forehead as I held the thermometer in my mouth; she had this priceless expression of solicitude, concern, and professional remove.
  • Though displaying no overt solicitude, the tavern owner seemed helpful.
  • To the middle-class reader at the breakfast table or on his way to the office the letter was an admirable demonstration of the Christian concern of the Dublin employers and their solicitude for the less fortunate members of the community.


Late Middle English: from Old French sollicitude, from Latin sollicitudo, from sollicitus (see solicitous).

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Syllabification: so·lic·i·tude

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