Care and kindness

solicitous
(adj)
so-LISS-ǝ-tǝs
Meaning

eager to serve or help

1st Sample Sentence

I have been extremely fortunate in having parents who have always been solicitous for my welfare.

Root

sollicitus (agitated) (Latin)

Antonyms

imperious

Mnemonics

Solo + sit!!
Question: when do you sit alone???
Answer: when you are with full of "anxiety and concern" about your child who is in "us" and thus "Solicitous" soli (solo). if you are doing work on your own (solo) then you will do it eagerly and with much care. Solicit means to request earnestly for something, but if you have to wait for it to happen then you are liable to become solicitous.

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