Definition of solicitously in US English:



  • See solicitous

    • ‘Mel attended him solicitously and went through a detailed description of his symptoms with him.’
    • ‘The mother, never idle, lays her workbox aside and throws her sewing work over the arm of her chair to listen solicitously as her daughter recites a passage from the Bible.’
    • ‘My students have been sweet, solicitously approaching me in the corridors to enquire after my health.’
    • ‘Susan said solicitously: ‘Amma, you appear to be tired.’’
    • ‘The man orders two coffees, turns to the woman and inquires solicitously: ‘Would you like anything else, darling?’’