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.

<-- used now mainly of concern for the well-being of others -->

The many cares and great labors of worldly men, their solicitude and outward shows. Sir W. Raleigh.

The mother looked at her with fond solicitude. G. W. Cable.

Syn. -- Carefulness; concern; anxiety. See Care.

 

© Webster 1913.

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