uxoriousness

uxorious

[uhk-sawr-ee-uhs, -sohr-, uhg-zawr-, -zohr-]
adjective
doting upon, foolishly fond of, or affectionately submissive toward one's wife.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Latin ūxōrius, equivalent to ūxor wife + -ius -ious

uxoriously, adverb
uxoriousness, noun
unuxorious, adjective
unuxoriously, adverb
unuxoriousness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To uxoriousness
Collins
World English Dictionary
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

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature