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.