uxorious [uhk-sawr-ee-uh s, -sohr-, uhg-zawr-, -zohr-] ExamplesWord Origin adjective
- doting upon, foolishly fond of, or affectionately submissive toward one’s wife.
Origin of uxorious 1590–1600; Latin ūxōrius, equivalent to ūxor wife + -iusRelated 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.
September 6, 2010
Historical Examples of uxorious
Of them all Hilperik, the King of Neustria, was the most uxorious and effeminate.
Sir Theodore Andrea Cook
I have no wish to see the uxorious object, though you praise him.
Why, of course, Tom Redworth would be uxorious—the very man!
It might almost be said of him that he was the most uxorious of husbands.
Ferdinand Christian Wilhelm Praeger
But with the luxurious and uxorious love which does hinder action he had done.
Francis Henry Gribble
British Dictionary definitions for uxorious uxorious adjective
- 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.