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solicitude (n.)

early 15c., "diligence, industry, activity; anxiety, care, concern," from Old French solicitude (Modern French sollicitude), and directly from Latin sollicitudinem (nominative solicitudo) "anxiety, uneasiness of mind," noun of state from past-participle stem of solicitare (see solicit).

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Definitions of solicitude from WordNet

solicitude (n.)
a feeling of excessive concern;
Synonyms: solicitousness
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