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solicitous

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so=lic=i=tous

CIDE DICTIONARY

solicitousa. [L. sollicitus, solicitus. See Solicit, v. t.].
     Disposed to solicit; eager to obtain something desirable, or to avoid anything evil; concerned; anxious; careful.  [1913 Webster]
    "Enjoy the present, whatsoever it be, and be not solicitous about the future."  [1913 Webster]
    "The colonel had been intent upon other things, and not enough solicitous to finish the fortifications."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

solicitous, adj.
1 (often foll. by of, about, etc.) showing interest or concern.
2 (foll. by to + infin.) eager, anxious.

Derivative
solicitously adv. solicitousness n.
Etymology
L sollicitus (as SOLICIT)

THESAURUS

solicitous

accommodating, accommodative, affable, agitated, agreeable, all-overish, anxious, anxioused up, apprehensive, ardent, athirst, attentive, avid, bothered, careful, caring, cautious, circumspect, civil, complaisant, concerned, considerate, courteous, curious, deferential, delicate, desirous, disquieted, disturbed, eager, earnest, fair, fearful, foreboding, graceful, gracious, heedful, helpful, impatient, in a pucker, in a stew, indulgent, keen, lenient, loving, mindful, mindful of others, misgiving, nervous, obliging, on tenterhooks, overanxious, overapprehensive, perturbed, polite, raring, regardful, respectful, strained, suspenseful, tactful, tender, tense, thirsty, thoughtful, tolerant, troubled, uneasy, urbane, worried, zealous

ROGET THESAURUS

solicitous

Desire

N desire, wish, fancy, fantasy, want, need, exigency, mind, inclination, leaning, bent, animus, partiality, penchant, predilection, propensity, willingness, liking, love, fondness, relish, longing, hankering, inkling, solicitude, anxiety, yearning, coveting, aspiration, ambition, vaulting ambition, eagerness, zeal, ardor, empressement, breathless impatience, overanxiety, impetuosity, appetite, appetition, appetence, appetency, sharp appetite, keenness, hunger, stomach, twist, thirst, thirstiness, drouth, mouthwatering, itch, itching, prurience, cacoethes, cupidity, lust, concupiscence, edge of appetite, edge of hunger, torment of Tantalus, sweet tooth, lickerish tooth, itching palm, longing eye, wistful eye, sheep's eye, greed, voracity, passion, rage, furore, mania, manie, inextinguishable desire, dipsomania, kleptomania, lover, amateur, votary, devotee, aspirant, solicitant, candidate, applicant, supplicant, cormorant, desideratum, want, a consummation devoutly to be wished, attraction, magnet, allurement, fancy, temptation, seduction, fascination, prestige, height of one's ambition, idol, whim, whimsy, whimsey, maggot, hobby, hobby-horse, Fortunatus's cap, wishing cap, wishing stone, wishing well, desirous, desiring, inclined, partial to, fain, wishful, optative, anxious, wistful, curious, at a loss for, sedulous, solicitous, craving, hungry, sharp-set, peckish, ravening, with an empty stomach, esurient, lickerish, thirsty, athirst, parched with thirst, pinched with hunger, famished, dry, drouthy, hungry as a hunter, hungry as a hawk, hungry as a horse, hungry as a church mouse, hungry as a bear, greedy, unsatisfied, unsated, unslaked, unsaturated, eager, avid, keen, burning, fervent, ardent, agog, all agog, breathless, impatient, bent on, intent on, set on, bent upon, intent upon, set upon, mad after, enrage, rabid, dying for, devoured by desire, aspiring, ambitious, vaulting, skyaspiring, high-reaching, desirable, desired, in demand, pleasing, appetizing, appetible, tantalizing, wistfully, fain, Int, would that, would that it were!, O for!, esto perpetual, the wish being father to the thought, sua cuique voluptas, hoc erat in votis, the mouth watering, the fingers itching, aut Caesar aut nullus, Cassius has a lean and hungry look, hungry as the grave, I was born to other things, not what we wish but what we want, such joy ambition finds, the sea hath bounds but deep desire hath none, ubi mel ibi apes.


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