sole, adj. 1. single, only, one and only, lone, one-shot; exclusive, separate, individual, personal, particular, distinct; detached, disconnected, disjoined, Zool., Bot. azygous.
2. unique, singular, one-of-a-kind, nonpareil, unparalleled, unequaled, matchless; unexcelled, unsurpassed, unbeatable, untoppable, beyond or past compare, one-in-a-million; select, choice, rare, uncommon, distinctive, extraordinary, special, different.
3. lonely, lonesome, alone, solo, all all alone; solitary, apart, separated, isolated, insular, standing alone or apart; companionless, friendless, unaccompanied, unescorted; alienated, estranged, withdrawn.
solecism, n. 1. (of grammar) substandard use, incorrectness, misusage, faulty syntax, misconstruction, anacoluthon; barbarism, corruption, cacology; mal-apropism, spoonerism.
2. gaffe, gaucherie, faux pas, stupidity, impropriety, indiscretion, indelicacy, discourtesy.
3. error, mistake, blunder, slip, fumble, lapse, misstep, Sports, miscue, Inf bobble, Inf. slip-up; All SI. boo-boo, boner, goof, blooper, pratfall.
solemn, adj. 1. grave, Archaic, sage, sober, sedate, staid; mirthless, unsmiling, long-faced; gloomy, somber, saturnine, glum, grim, frowning, beetle-browed, severe, stern; thoughtful, pensive, contemplative, reserved, taciturn.
2. impressive, thought-provoking, moving, stirring, striking, piercing, heart-rending, disturbing; awe-inspiring, awesome, imposing, august, stately, grand, majestic; profound, significant, momentous.
3. serious, earnest, sincere, true, honest, genuine, real, heartfelt; feeling, intense, fervent, unfrivolous; explicit, express, definite.
4. ceremonious, ceremonial, ritualistic, formal, reserved, dignified, standing on dignity.
5. reverential, devotional, sacred, holy, divine; liturgical, sacramental.
solemnity, n. 1. gravity, seriousness, earnestness, staidness, sobriety; intensity, urgency; gloominess, thoughtfulness; impressiveness, stateliness, grandeur, majesty, momentousness, importance, consequence.
2. solemnities observance, ceremonial, formalities, ceremonies, celebration, rite, ritual, proceedings,
solicit, v. 1. ask or ask for, request, apply for, seek or seek for; solicit votes, canvass, campaign, Inf. stump; call upon, appeal to, implore, beseech, entreat, plead, beg, Brit. Inf prig, pray, crave; petition, supplicate, obtest, adjure, conjure, Rare, sue; urge, press, importune, insist, demand.
2. accost, approach, come up to on the street, tout; SI. hustle, pimp, pander; lure, invite, attract, U.S. Inf. bark, entice, tempt, woo; bring in, obtain, get, procure, find, drum up, create, make,
solicitor, n. asker, requester, petitionary, petitioner, suppliant, supplicant, suitor; canvasser, campaigner, Inf. stumper; tout, Inf. touter, Chiefly U.S. Inf. barker; SI. hustler, pimp, pander, procurer; salesman, door-to-door salesman, traveling salesman, U.S. drummer.
solicitous, adj. 1. anxious, overanxious, concerned, overconcerned, nervous, worried; uneasy, uncomfortable, disquieted, Archaic, disquiet; apprehensive, overapprehensive, fearful, afraid; alarmed, troubled, bothered, disturbed, agitated, perturbed, upset.
2. desirous, earnest, eager, eager to please, overea-ger, zealous, enthusiastic, fervent, fervid, ardent, intense, avid, keen; persistent, importunate, importune, pushing, Inf. pushy; ambitious, aspiring, itchy, itching, longing, wishing, wanting, aching.
3. particular, scrupulous, painstaking, conscientious, hard-working, thorough; careful, mindful, thoughtful, regardful, heedful, attentive,
solicitude, n. 1. concern, care, thought, regard, consideration; anxiety, overconcern, nervousness, worry, inquietude; uneasiness, disquietude, disquiet, apprehension, fearfulness, fear, alarm.