Definition for SO-LIC'IT-OUS

SO-LIC'IT-OUS, a. [L. solicitus.]

  1. Careful; anxious; very desirous, as to obtain something. Men are often more solicitous to obtain the favor of their king or of the people, than of their Maker.
  2. Careful; anxious; concerned; as respecting an unknown but interesting event; followed usually by about or for. We say, a man is solicitous about the fate of his petition, or about the result of the negotiation. He is solicitous for the safety of his ship.
  3. Anxious; concerned; followed by for, as when something is to be obtained. Be not solicitous for the future.

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