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Meaning of solicitous

so•lic•i•tous

Pronunciation: (su-lis'i-tus), [key]
— adj.
  1. anxious or concerned (usually fol. by about, for, etc., or a clause): solicitous about a person's health.
  2. anxiously desirous: solicitous of the esteem of others.
  3. eager (usually fol. by an infinitive): He was always solicitous to please.
  4. careful or particular: a solicitous housekeeper.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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