AskDefine | Define solicitude

Dictionary Definition

solicitude n : a feeling of excessive concern [syn: solicitousness]

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  1. The state of being solicitous; uneasiness of mind occasioned by fear of evil or desire good; anxiety.
  2. a feeling of excessive concern.


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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