so·lic·i·tude /səˈlɪsəˌtud, ˌtjud/
So·lic·i·tude n. The state of being solicitous; uneasiness of mind occasioned by fear of evil or desire good; anxiety.
The many cares and great labors of worldly men, their solicitude and outward shows. --Sir W. Raleigh.
The mother looked at her with fond solicitude. --G. W. Cable.
Syn: -- Carefulness; concern; anxiety. See Care.
n : a feeling of excessive concern [syn: solicitousness]