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solicitous

adjective uk   /səˈlɪs.ɪ.təs/  us   /-t̬əs/ formal
showing care and helpful attention to someone: He made a solicitous enquiry after her health.
solicitously
adverb uk   us   /-li/
solicitude
noun [U] uk   /-tjuːd/  us   /-tuːd/ (also solicitousness, uk   /-nəs/ us   )
Translations of “solicitous”
in Chinese (Traditional) 關心的,關切的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 关心的,关切的…
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