uxorious

[uhk-sawr-ee-uh s, -sohr-, uhg-zawr-, -zohr-] /ʌkˈsɔr i əs, -ˈsoʊr-, ʌgˈzɔr-, -ˌzoʊr-/
adjective
1.
doting upon, foolishly fond of, or affectionately submissive toward one's wife.
Origin
1590–1600; < Latin ūxōrius, equivalent to ūxor wife + -ius -ious
Related forms
uxoriously, adverb
uxoriousness, noun
unuxorious, adjective
unuxoriously, adverb
unuxoriousness, noun
Example Sentences for uxorious
Unlike those for car insurance, the premiums are flat rates: the libidinous will pay the same as the uxorious.
British Dictionary definitions for uxorious
uxorious (ʌkˈsɔːrɪəs)
 
adj
excessively attached to or dependent on one's wife
 
[C16: from Latin uxōrius concerning a wife, from uxor wife]
 
ux'oriously
 
adv
 
ux'oriousness
 
n

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Word Origin and History for uxorious
uxorious
"excessively fond of or submissive to one's wife," 1598, from L. uxorius "of or pertaining to a wife," from uxor (gen. 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; uxoricide, "the murder of one's wife," is recorded from 1854.
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