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.

Enjoy the present, whatsoever it be, and be not solicitous about the future. Jer. Taylor.

The colonel had been intent upon other things, and not enough solicitous to finish the fortifications. Clarendon.

-- So*lic"it*ous*ly, adv. -- So*lic"it*ous*ness, n.

 

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