uxorious


uxorious

uxorious [uhk-sawr-ee-uh s, -sohr-, uhg-zawr-, -zohr-] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. doting upon, foolishly fond of, or affectionately submissive toward one’s wife.

Origin of uxorious 1590–1600; Latin ūxōrius, equivalent to ūxor wife + -ius -ious Related formsux·o·ri·ous·ly, adverbux·o·ri·ous·ness, nounun·ux·o·ri·ous, adjectiveun·ux·o·ri·ous·ly, adverbun·ux·o·ri·ous·ness, noun Examples from the Web for uxorious Contemporary Examples of uxorious

  • Even his relationship with his wife has hurt his sex appeal: Uxorious men are never sexy for long.

    Obama’s Vanishing Sex Appeal

    Tunku Varadarajan

    September 6, 2010

  • Historical Examples of uxorious

  • Of them all Hilperik, the King of Neustria, was the most uxorious and effeminate.

    The Story of Rouen

    Sir Theodore Andrea Cook

  • I have no wish to see the uxorious object, though you praise him.

    The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete

    George Meredith

  • Why, of course, Tom Redworth would be uxorious—the very man!

    Diana of the Crossways, Complete

    George Meredith

  • It might almost be said of him that he was the most uxorious of husbands.

    Wagner as I Knew Him

    Ferdinand Christian Wilhelm Praeger

  • But with the luxurious and uxorious love which does hinder action he had done.

    The Love Affairs of Lord Byron

    Francis Henry Gribble

  • British Dictionary definitions for uxorious uxorious adjective

    1. excessively attached to or dependent on one’s wife

    Derived Formsuxoriously, adverbuxoriousness, nounWord Origin for uxorious C16: from Latin uxōrius concerning a wife, from uxor wife Word Origin and History for uxorious adj.

    “excessively fond of or submissive to one’s wife,” 1590s, from Latin uxorius “of or pertaining to a wife,” from uxor (genitive uxoris) “wife,” of unknown origin. Uxorial, “relating to a wife or wives,” is recorded from 1800 and sometimes is used in the sense of uxorius.

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